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Nigel Casey, British High Commissioner to South Africa @ Pavilion, Kelvin Grove Nigel Casey, British High Commissioner to South Africa @ Pavilion, Kelvin Grove
Monday, November 26, 2018
Nigel Casey, British High Commissioner to South Africa, will address the Cape Town Press Club on what Brexit means for the UK-South Africa relationship. The UK has strong political and economic ties with South Africa. It has long been the No. 1 investor in South Africa, and is the fourth biggest importer of South African goods. Currently, the UK-South Africa goods trade is governed by the SADC’s Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU. What implications then does Brexit have for this country’s economic and historic relationship with the UK? And what does Brexit mean for the future of Britain?
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Professor John Higgins - The End of Toleration @ The Pavilion, Kelvin Grove Professor John Higgins - The End of Toleration @ The Pavilion, Kelvin Grove
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Professor Higgins will address the Cape Town Press Club on: The End of Toleration? : Academic and press freedoms in a time of climate change. A climate of fear is said to be gripping some universities, with students and lecturers afraid to speak their minds and university authorities shying away from inviting controversial speakers. Bringing together freedom of the press and academic freedom – both of them fundamental to democracy – Professor John Higgins argues that we are seeing increasing evidence of catastrophic climate change in politics and the academy.
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Professor Ruth Hall @ Pavilion, Kelvin Grove Professor Ruth Hall @ Pavilion, Kelvin Grove
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
In September, Professor Ruth Hall was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to his 10-member advisory panel on land. Professor Hall will address the Cape Town Press Club on the latest developments and shed light on the issues that inform South Africa’s land question.
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Mayor Patricia de Lille @ 6 Spin Street Restaurant Mayor Patricia de Lille @ 6 Spin Street Restaurant
Monday, October 29, 2018
With just two days before she departs, outgoing Mayor Patricia de Lille will speak on the progress made in Cape Town during her term of office, the achievements of her administration and the challenges the city still faces. De Lille has compared her relationship to her political party, the Democratic Alliance, with an abusive relationship. She has also announced her intention to sue for defamation those who she says smeared her name. She will take questions.
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Jennifer Thomas - Election coverage in the age of fake news Jennifer Thomas - Election coverage in the age of fake news
Friday, October 26, 2018
Award-winning, veteran broadcast journalist Jennifer Thomas, by invitation of the United States Embassy in South Africa, will address the Cape Town Press Club on media coverage of elections in the age of "fake news”. Jennifer Thomas is an assistant professor in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Howard University. In a career that has spanned over 25 years in network and local news, Thomas most recently was an executive producer for CNN Headline News and a news producer for CNN.
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