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Saint Paul University Students heading to South Africa

Thirteen students are taking a course with Professor Heather Eaton's course Conflict and Transformation in South Africa .  They are going to South Africa from April 24 to May 11. Funded in part by the Saint Paul University Alumni and Development Office, this course will give our students the opportunity to live a one-of-a-kind experience in the field.

 Conflict studies students

The course is about conflict and transformation in South Africa.  It includes a brief overview of the topics of the history and development of the country, the apartheid era, Black Consciousness,  aspects of the Truth and Reconciliation Processes,  gender issues, and the current social, political and economic realities.  Students had to attend 18 hours of course work prior to leaving for South Africa. 

Following their arrival in Johannesburg, they will visit important areas such as Soweto, study with significant leaders on South African current issues, discussions and excursions with St Joseph’s Theological Institute in Cedara,  discussions and excursions with University of KwaZulu-Natal, and engagement with other students in the Peace and Conflict Program at UKZN.  They will travel to Sani Lodge, in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains, where they will visit historical sites, the Clouds of Hope AID’s project and travel to or near Lesotho. 

Follow them on their journey via their Facebook page!


For more information on this initiative, please contact:

Heather Eaton
Full Professor, Conflict Studies

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