Reception of the Conference “Solidarity and Shifting Patterns of Hegemony in Southern Africa”

The South African High Commission in partnership with the Institute of African Studies hosted a reception in honour of Professor Linda Freeman.

Professor Linda Freeman had been honoured by the Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies at the conference titled “Solidarity and Shifting Patterns of Hegemony in Southern Africa” for the role she played during South Africa’s struggle for justice and human rights recognition. Professor Freeman was one of the Canadians who were literally at the coalface either running the institutions Canada set up to fight apartheid or working within those institutions, providing intelligence, financial and moral support to the oppressed.

Through her teachings and writings she ensured that South Africa’s story is told and she reminds us that there should never be a repeat of such atrocities as nothing positive come out of it.