Professor Heather Hughes was born and grew up in Johannesburg and was educated at the universities of the Witwatersrand and London. She was based for many years at the University of Natal (now the University of KwaZulu-Natal), teaching African politics and history. She was also active in the detainees’ support movement and Black Sash in South Africa and helped to found a section of Amnesty International in South Africa in 1991. She was a researcher on the KwaZulu-Natal region for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Since 2001 she has been based at the University of Lincoln, where she holds the post of Principal Teacher Fellow. She has published in the areas of human rights, southern African history and heritage and has participated in a number of projects to refurbish and publicise South Africa’s neglected heritage, the most notable of which is the Inanda Heritage Trail in Durban. She holds a number of awards for her human rights and educational work.
DATE : Wednesday, 29 June 2011
TIME : 17h30 – 19h00
VENUE : Hexagon Theatre, Pietermaritzburg campus, UKZN