The Role of intellectuals in the State – Society nexus – MISTRA

The Role of intellectuals in the State – Society nexus – MISTRA

The Role of intellectuals in the State

This publication emanates from an NIHSS funded roundtable held by MISTRA at Constitution Hill. The book interrogates the role of intellectuals in transitioning South Africa. Intellectuals, the publication posits, inspired and led the struggle against colonialism apartheid and exploitation. With contributions by Ben Turok, Ibbo Mandaza, Ari Sitas, Ayanda Ntsaluba, Xolela Mangcu, Joel Netshitenzhe, Tshilidzi Marwala and Nomboniso Gasa probe “the widening gulf between intellectuals and political elites” amongst other pressing questions which assess the role of academics and thought leaders in the transformation of South African society.

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