Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW0vsF_l46o
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‘The politics of naming in times of civil unrest’ was heldon 18 August from 1400-1530 (SA time) with Dr Hlengiwe Ndlovu (Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Women and Gender Studies (CWGS), Nelson Mandela University), Wandile M Ngcaweni (MA candidate at WiCDS, South Africa) and Dr Oluwole Ojewale (Regional Organised Crime Observatory Coordinator at the West Africa office of the Institute for Security Studies in Dakar, Senegal). The discussion discussed how the politics of naming occur during times of civil unrest. Following the protests that took place in the past month in KwaZulu Natal and other parts of South Africa this panel engaged with how such protests were ‘named’ by politicians, academics, journalists, activists, and the actors themselves. The conversation also addressed global instances of civil unrest in other parts of the globe like Nigeria and the USA. It is our understanding that during times of civil unrest, the actors believe in a particular cause, be it, social justice, criminality, or a need to undo their poverty. All these different perspectives informed this discussion.