Save the Date: Remembering Nat Nakasa

On September 26 2014, the Wits Justice Project and Wits Department of Journalism will celebrate the life and work of Nat Nakasa. The tribute will be held at the Troyeville hotel, beginning at 18:30.

The proceedings of the evening will focus on Nakasa’s writings and his work as a journalist, with the following tentative line-up:

  • An excerpt from Lauren Groenewald’s documentary, Nat Nakasa: Native of Nowhere
  • Recollections from people who worked with Nakasa – possibly Joe Thloloe
  • Readings from his work by students and lecturers

Save the date!

Who was Nat Nakasa?

Nat Nakasa was a South Africa journalist who died in exile at the age of 28 after a brief but dynamic career characterised by his journalistic courage and integrity. In 1964 Nakasa left South Africa for the US to take up a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. In doing so, he relinquished his South African citizenship. After moving to New York the following year, he suffered increasing homesickness and isolation, which contributed to his suicide on July 14 1965 (Source: Sanef)




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