The Cape Times today reports that: SA’s first UFO event to be held South Africa will experience its first conference on unidentified flying obects (UFOs) in November. “Millions of people in SA have had their own personal experience with ETs and UFOs – but most have in the past been too nervous to raise the… Continue reading UFOs meet ‘numerical science’ in a festival of nonsense
Anyone in Cape Town and surrounding areas is encouraged to attend any of these events – but particularly the march on Saturday, in protest of the POI Bill. Students Against Secrecy, a coalition of student organizations have put together a week of action to raise awareness about and activism against the Protection of Information Bill.… Continue reading Stop Secrecy Week
Consumer rights activists in South Africa have today announced their intention to take a mass homeopathic ‘overdose’ next month, as part of a major global protest against the alternative remedies.
The 10:23 Campaign in 2010 saw 400 skeptics in the United Kingdom publicly protest the use of homeopathic remedies by taking mass “overdoses” of the pills. In 2011, the campaign will be expanding internationally.
The 2nd annual conference and AGM of the Free Society Institute Co-hosted by the International Humanist and Ethical Union. Registrations are unfortunately closed at this time. Date: September 11th, 2010, 09h30 to 17h00 Venue: The Cape Milner Hotel, 2 Milner Road, Tamboerskloof (click “continue reading” for directions) Cost: R0 Good without god: is a secular viewpoint our… Continue reading FSI Conference 2010: Programme
Interview regarding Jacob Zuma’s call for a conversation regarding SA’s moral code. ETV newsnight, 26 March 2010.
Announcement and call for papers for the 2010 conference of the Free Society Institute.
Recordings of the speakers at the inaugural conference (in no particular order) are available for download – sorry that it took so long for me to put these up. Please consult the programme before downloading any of these, as you may only want to watch some of them. The files are in .ogg format –… Continue reading Inaugural conference: video’s of presentations
Here is a recording of a brief radio interview following the publication of Goblins and Gobbledegook last week (10MB, mp3): JoziFM
Yesterday, around 30 (mostly) humanists gathered for an all-day conference to launch the Free Society Institute (photographs). The event was, to my mind, a qualified success – we experienced plenty of enthusiasm and robust debate, which unfortunately sometimes needed to be curtailed due to what was perhaps too packed a programme. There are legitimate concerns… Continue reading Conference feedback