The Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Mr Buti Manamela, will host a BackChat session at the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences in Parktown, Johannesburg, on Thursday, 29 April 2021, at 17:30.

The Deputy Minister will be in conversation with Dr Bongani Nyoka, the author of "The Social and Political Thought of Archie Mafeje" as part of Freedom Month celebrations.

BackChat sessions are a platform for unmediated conversations between the Deputy Minister and young university scholars, writers, activists, policy makers, academia, students, government officials and diaspora. The intention is to raise awareness and encourage robust conversation among participants, and to give them an opportunity for their voices to be heard.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date:    29 April 2021

Time:   17:30

Venue: National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Head Office,

24 St Andrews Street, Parktown, Johannesburg




Mandla Tshabalala

Media Liaison Officer: Office of the Deputy Minister

084 304 6239 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Issued by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

28 April 2021