Venue: Stellenbosch University
Dates: 5 – 9 December 2018

Opening Keynote Lecture by Homi Bhabha
Keynote and Public Lecture by Achille Mbembe
Closing Round Table by Jessica Benjamin and Jacqueline Rose

General Information


 The venue for the Conference is Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 171 Dorp St, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch.

The venue is easily located if making use of Google Maps.


Conference: The registration desk will be located in the main foyer of the Theology Building

Registration Desk times

Wed 5 Dec      12h00 – 19h30

Thurs 6 Dec    07h30 – 16h00

Fri 7 Dec         07h30 – 15h15

Sat 8 Dec        07h30 – 16h00

Sun 9 Dec       08h00 – 16h00

We request that delegates and speakers wear their name badges at all times during the conference.


These workshops are offered free of charge for conference delegates. Delegates will find workshop descriptions on the website and may register for workshops by Friday 30 November via the Registration tab.


No Christmas for Us – A theatrical adaptation of Nokuzola Zoe Bikwana’s award winning script.
8 December, 19:20, Adam Small Theatre.


Registered delegates are invited to attend the welcome reception and the conference dinner (details in the programme).


 All delegates will have access to the conference WIFI. The WIFI will only be accessible inside the building.


Password: Recognition2018!


A conference photographer will be roaming the event taking photographs during presentations as well as social events. These images will be shared on social media and the conference website.

If for any reason you wish to not appear on photos, please indicate this during the registration process or notify the helpdesk.

You are also invited to take your own photos during conference proceedings but ask that you please avoid flash photography during presentations. When sharing photos on social media please use the hashtag #RRR2018.


UBER is a very popular mode of transport in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. Please ensure that the app is downloaded and setup on your device, should you wish to make use of this service


Airport Transfers, Tours, Stellenbosch Information Centre:

  1. Calvyn’s Tours: 084 290 0460/082 6071884
    1. Admin Assistant, Carmen: 021 886 8984; Email:
  2. Kingdom Tours: 083 306 0550
    1. Admin Assistant, Marlyn Adriaanse: 021 705 6177; Email:
    2. Website:
  3. The Stellenbosch Visitor Information Centre is located at 36 Market Street, Stellenbosch and can be contacted at: or +27 21 88 33 584


December in Stellenbosch is the beginning of summer. Dawn arrives just before 06h00 and the sunsets at around 19h30. The weather is generally fair but occasional rainy and windy days can occur. Mornings are cool in the early morning and moderate heat towards the afternoon, evenings can be cool especially if there is a breeze. Maximum daytime temperatures range from 20ºC to 33ºC.We greatly look forward to welcoming you to Stellenbosch!

Sincerely –

Members of the Local Organising Committee

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