Imprints of the conscription into the SADF
An exhibition by Stephen Symons
Opening on the 5th till the 15th of June 2017 at The Castle of the Cape of Good Hope
Stephen Symons is a research fellow at the CCA under the supervision of Dr Siona O’ Connell and Professor Nick Shepherd. His PhD research focuses on how former South African Defence Force (SADF) conscripts (1980-1990) navigate memories of induction into the SADF and whiteness in post post-apartheid society. His research avoids the well-trodden territory of the South African Border War and focuses on the militarisation of white males and initial phases of national service in the SADF. In January 2016 he was invited to participate in the first Conscription Symposium at the Beyers Naudé Centre (Stellenbosch University), a new academic initiative hoping to draw attention to apartheid-era conscription.
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