Register now for 'Uncovering: Women’s Invisible Labour in the Cape'

5 Mar 2021 - 12:30

As part of the extended Under Cover of Darkness project, we present Uncovering: Women’s Invisible Labour in the Cape, an online symposium which will take place on Monday, 22 March 2020.

This symposium, curated by Dr Carine Zaayman, Jade Nair and Nina Liebenberg, will consider the legacy of women’s labour in the Cape, from colonialism to the contemporary. Many industries in the Cape are still reliant on the labour of women of colour, not least of all, the clothing and textile industries and the service and cleaning industries. This symposium seeks to consider the lives of the twelve women slaves highlighted by the Under Cover of Darkness exhibition as a foreshadowing of the extant or still existing relationship between women of colour and labour in the Cape.

This symposium event has a 100 person capacity and we strongly encourage registration beforehand. You may register at this link. Please feel free to email us with any queries: