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19 September 2005

Polsa BEE seminar

The Political Studies Student Association (Polssa) will be holding a two-day lecture and discussion forum from September 28 to 29 on black economic empowerment, titled Empowered Futures: Fact of Fallacy? All are welcome.

The series hopes to stimulate debate and contribute to the present public discourse on empowerment in South Africa by generating a sound understanding of the political economy of BEE. It will also assess the performance of BEE as a vehicle for economic advancement and social development.

It kicks off at 18h00 for 18h15 on September 28 in Lecture Theatre 2D. This discussion will be lead by Mmabatho Matiwane, head of the Department of Trade and Industry's Gender and Women Empowerment Unit, and Loyiso Mbabane, senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Business.

The keynote speaker on September 29 is Tebello Chabana, head of Regulatory Affairs at Anglo American. This will be held in Kramer 1 at 18h00 for 18h15.

Pollsa is a non-partisan, student society that aims to create awareness and debate among students about political, social and economic issues. For further information contact Ana-Paula on 082 548 7441 or e-mail or

Beloved Shawco supporter dies

SHAWCO has lost one of its most beloved sons. Grant Williams, 20, an informal community volunteer at the organisation's centre in Kensington, died of heart failure at the end of July. Williams had suffered from Prada Willi Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes multiple disabilities. Williams had become a fixture at the Shawco centre after finishing at the Molenbeeck School for Special Children about two years ago, says Shawco's Anna du Bois. "He sort of 'adopted' the SHAWCO Kensington centre and it became his life."

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