Hassan el Geretly (left) and Neo Muyanga in discussion during the lecture, ‘Performance and Social Change, from Cairo to Cape Town’, College of Cape Town, Athlone, 20 February 2015. The lecture was the first Distinguished Lecture in African Humanities and Letters, organised by the CHR’s Dullah Omar Centre for Critical Thought in African Humanities (DOCCTAH). DOCCTAH seeks to develop synergy between academic scholarship and cultural production, and to extend the reach of local and international humanities scholarship into communities on the Cape Flats. Photograph: Aidan Erasmus