University of Cape Town, Regional Office Canada

Past member of the UCT Council (1990-1996) and President of UCT Convocation (2011 - 2015)

Mary Burton

will visit Vancouver (19 April 2016) and Toronto (25 April 2016).

Diarise the date to join us as she addresses alumni on
“South Africa and UCT in the post-apartheid cauldron”

- definitely a hot topic.

VANCOUVER: Tuesday 19 April 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. Directions

TORONTO: Monday 25 April 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm.
The University Club of Toronto, 380 University Avenue, Toronto. Directions

Registration is $30.00 per person. Please follow the link below to register:

Vancouver, 19 April, 2016

Toronto, 25 April 2016

Mary Burton became active in the Black Sash in 1965 and served as its national president from 1985 to 1990. Born in Buenos Aires, Mrs Burton became a South African citizen in 1994. She was appointed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and served on its Human Rights Violations Committee 1995. Mrs Burton is currently the Trustee of Black Sash, the 59 year old veteran human rights organisation whose current programmes draw on a rich institutional heritage of advocating for social justice in South Africa.

Mary Burton has served as a member of the UCT Council from 1990 to 1996, Deputy Chairperson from 1999 to 2005 and more recently as President of UCT Convocation from 2011-2015. She is Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town.

Read more about Mary Burton and the history of the Black Sash here.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Di Stafford
Regional Director: Canada


Regional Office: Canada
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University of Cape Town

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