The Centre for Civil Society based within the School of Built Environment and Development Studies invites you to the workshop Zimbabwe’s Despondent Political Economy – a Durban workshop to honour Sam Moyo, 13-14 June.

More than a dozen friends, colleagues and students of Sam Moyo will remember and build upon his contributions to political economy and political ecology. Sam was an Honorary Professor at CCS until his tragic death in an auto accident during a labour studies conference in Delhi last November. The hosts are his former Zimbabwean colleague Oliver Mtapuri and Sarah Bracking – both full-time faculty at UKZN SoBEDS – and Patrick Bond (now Honorary Prof at CCS and also professor of political economy at the University of the Witwatersrand). Dr Shauna Mottiar is Acting Director of CCS. The workshop will review current debates regarding development, environment and poverty.

Venue: Centre for Civil Society Boardroom, 6th Floor, Memorial Tower Building

13 June, 09h00-17h00 – Sam Moyo dedication, with panels on environment, land and poverty

14 June, 09h00-13h00 – financialisation, public employment and the BRICS in Africa

Lunch will be provided; but please RSVP to

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