Cover of Richard Rive: a partial biography by Shaun Viljoen (Wits University Press, 2013). Rive was an author, a prominent intellectual, a champion of the non-racial and an acknowledged contributor to shaping a postcolonial future. He taught at Hewat Training College, Athlone, Cape Town, for 14 years, from 1975 until his death in 1989. The old Hewat campus, now the College of Cape Town, is where the CHR’s Dullah Omar Centre for Critical Thought in African Humanities (DOCCTAH) hosts the Distinguished Lecture in African Humanities and Letters. Lectures are aimed at establishing connections between the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and its publics, with a view to enhancing the project of democratic transformation and non-racialism.
The CHR fellowship programme will continue in 2022 through online platforms and, where permitted, limited live events hosted in compliance with COVID-19 protocols. Please follow our events page for updates about events.