Hilary Lynd is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is completing a dissertation about connections between South Africa and the Soviet Union before, during, and after the simultaneous collapse of apartheid and socialism. She visited the Alan Paton Centre on the 22 & 23 January 2019 in connection with a joint project with Prof Nancy Jacobs of Brown University about the agreement that brought Inkatha into the 1994 elections.