The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, has been invited by the University of the Free State to deliver a public lecture at the university’s Women’s Celebration on 6 August. The lecture will be in the Equitas Auditorium, University of the Free State’s campus in Bloemfontein. Didiza will speak on the topic Feminist Leadership, Intergenerational Dialogue on Knowledge, Agriculture, and Sustainable Futures. The lecture is an initiative of the UFS through which it aims to ignite socio-economic and social-justice discourses on leadership, agriculture, and sustainable futures centred on the life, work, and social impact of Charlotte Maxeke. Maxeke was one of the leading 19th century intellectuals and a woman advocate for democracy and freedom in South Africa. She was the first black woman in South Africa to obtain a B.Sc. degree. She is credited as the only woman who participated in the founding of the South African Native National Congress – the precursor of the African National Congress (ANC) – in Bloemfontein in 1912.