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Adam Habib - Wits University Vice-Chancellor @ Kelvin Grove Adam Habib - Wits University Vice-Chancellor @ Kelvin Grove
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Adam Habib, as the Vice-Chancellor of Wits University was in the thick of the Fees Must Fall protests from 2015 to 2018. He has been frank and controversial in his views, and his approach has at times in contrast to that taken by the University of Cape Town. From the perspective of a high-ranking member of university management, but also as a highly regarded political scientist, and with a background as an activist during the struggle against apartheid, Habib will reflect on the events that have forever changed South Africa’s university campuses. Habib will address the Cape Town Press Club on Fees Must Fall and the current state of our universities.
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Pieter-Louis Myburgh on state capture and Ace Magashule @ The Grill Room, Kelvin Grove Pieter-Louis Myburgh on state capture and Ace Magashule @ The Grill Room, Kelvin Grove
Friday, April 12, 2019
Journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh has published an explosive book on ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Piecing together leaked emails and documents, heaps of records, and exclusive source interviews, Myburgh probes deep into murky dealings when Magashule was Premier of the Free State (for nearly a decade), uncovers government contracts amounting to billions of rands, and Magashule’s relationship with tender moguls, the notorious Gupta family, and his dealings with a businessman who was gunned down in Sandton in 2017.
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I.E.C. Chairperson Glen Mashinini @ Grill Room, Kelvin Grove I.E.C. Chairperson Glen Mashinini @ Grill Room, Kelvin Grove
Thursday, April 04, 2019
As the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, Glen Mashinini is the man ultimately responsible for South Africa holding a successful general election on 8 May. He will address the Cape Town Press Club on the challenge holding our 6th national democratic election poses in 2019. There is much to be concerned about – Eskom blackouts, youth voter apathy, communities vowing to boycott the elections, and the usual political party shenanigans.
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Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies @ Grill Room, Kelvin Grove Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies @ Grill Room, Kelvin Grove
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Minister for Trade and Industry on South Africa’s economic recovery and future. Signs are everywhere that the South African economy is in serious trouble. Appointed in 2014, Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies is busy serving his second term. In his first term he oversaw the development and implementation of the annual three-year rolling Industrial Policy Action Plans. In his current term, he certainly has his job cut out for him. "We have had fraud, corruption and state capture which has meant in some cases - contracts have not been given according to the localisation prescripts. All of them have supported imports over local production," Davies told Parliament.
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Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi @ Cattle Baron Pinelands - Mowbray Golf Park Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi @ Cattle Baron Pinelands - Mowbray Golf Park
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
“South Africa: From Pariah to Promises to Prosperity – Can We Complete the Journey?”. For over 60 years Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has been involved in South African politics. His party, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), administered governance in KwaZulu, and led the provincial government of KwaZulu- Natal from 1994 to 2004. Serving in the national parliament since 1994, the IFP has been a significant opposition force. Buthelezi, who has led the IFP since 1975, will present an alternative “state of the nation” vision.
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