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This seminar may be attended via video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. Details are indicated below.

Invitation HSRC Seminar Series Restitution, Land and INHERITANCE: A philosophical and constitutional argument

Speaker: Mr Jonathan Cogger, University of Cape Town

Chair: Prof Sharlene Swartz, Research Director, HSD

Date: Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Time: 12H15 for 12H30 to 14:00

Venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town (Videoconferencing facilities: see below)

Inheritance needs an agenda in South Africa. As a result of past racial discrimination, we have inherited a legacy of unequally distributed land and access to socio-economic opportunity. While private property was subject to intense debate during the constitutional drafting process, inheritance was entirely ignored. Legally, there are few limitations on the type or value of property that can be disposed of on death. As a result there is little regulation on the passage of intergenerational wealth in post-apartheid South Africa, despite clear constitutional commitments towards historical redress and property reform. As a society plagued by the continuing poverty and inequality, we need a discourse on the nature and role of inheritance laws in perpetuating the legacy of inherited wealth. The purpose of this seminar is to engage the constitutional and philosophical grounds for inheritance reform in South Africa. The speaker will argue that there are cogent reasons for a monetary limitation of what can be bequeathed of on death.

Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: acgrossberg@hsrc.ac.za
Cape Town: HSRC, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street Cape Town, Cape Town. Contact: Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or JWitten@hsrc.ac.za
Durban: The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001 , Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or RKhan@hsrc.ac.za , or Hlengiwe Zulu at e-mail HZulu@hsrc.ac.za

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