The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof Ruksana Osman,  the South African National Editors’ Forum and Wits Journalism invite you to

the 15th annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture.

Ruth First Fellow Niren Tolsi will speak on:

Fire and Media: Towards a New South African Journalism


  • Mahlatse Mahlase (Chair, Sanef)
  • Khadija Patel (Editor, M&G)
  • Mnikelo Ndabankulu (Mayibuye Peoples’ Movement)


This year’s event is being held on the eve of Media Freedom Day, marking the clampdown on newspapers by the apartheid state on 19 October 1977.

Date: October 18, 2018

Time: 17h30 for 18h00

Venue: Senate Room, Solomon Mahlangu House, West Campus, Wits University

RSVP to by Friday, 12 October.