The 2021 Ruth First Memorial Lecture took place at the The Forge in Braamfontein on Thursday 27 January 2022. The keynote address was delivered by Nanjala Nyabola, writer, political analyst and activist based in Kenya.

Murray Hunter, was the 2021 Ruth First Fellow. The Ruth First Fellowship is a prestigious award made that enables journalists, writers, researchers, film makers or photographers to pursue in-depth projects that can be presented in ways that influence thinking, discussion and debate in South Africa. Hunter presented his research he conducted on the theme of politics, morality and justice in the internet era. Read Hunter’s speech here.

Watch the full recording of the lecture below: