Educate Yourself - Documentaries to Inspire Social Change

Educate Yourself

Professor Bernadette Atuahene is a Harvard- and Yale-educated law professor who specializes in issues at the intersection of transitional justice and property. Below are some of her publications and radio appearances that will educate you about the continuing legacy of land dispossession in South Africa.

Readings on land restitution in South Africa

Foreign Affairs: South Africa’s Land Reform Crisis

The Collected Works of Professor Bernadette Atuahene

Land Claims Cash “Was Not Frittered Away,” Business Day, July 25, 2012.

Land Restitution Has Some Success, City Press, July 25, 2012.

Land Is Not a Utopia for the Dispossessed, Mail and Guardian, July 20, 2012.

Radio broadcasts

One-hour interview on SABC’s (South Africa Broadcasting Corporation) talk radio show Talk Shop with Masechaba Moshoeshoe, August 13, 2012.

One-hour interview on SABC’s talk radio show Forum @8 with Xolani, July 31, 2012.


Using the documentary as the backdrop, DISC has created a curriculum that explores how land injustice in South Africa relates to the many injustices youth have witnessed in their own communities.  The primary goal of the curriculum is to create awareness of the interconnectedness of struggles for social justice around the world.  Students will leave the course with an increased global awareness, understanding of the structural foundations of injustice, and an introduction to property rights.

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