History and list of speakers

Hosting headline-makers and speakers drawn from a wide spectrum of public life

History

After the demise of the original club, the Cape Town Press Club was relaunched in 1975 by journalist Tom Copeland. Tom had recently moved to Cape Town from the EP Herald to the Cape Times and envisaged a regular gathering of journalists addressed by interesting speakers as networking and information gathering sessions. 

It was set up as a luncheon club for working journalists employed in recognized media as full members with associated membership drawn from the public relations and advertising industry and other businesses. Copeland returned to the EP Herald shortly afterwards and was succeeded by Cape Times veteran John Scott, later Editor of the Cape Times. 

The club went from strength to strength. During the late 1990s it was decided that only one category of membership would exist the club would regard all members as equal and full members. 

It no longer has a permanent ‘home’ but holds its meetings and events at various venues in the city.

List of speakers

History and list of speakers

Achmat Ebrahim
Adam Habib
Adekeye Adebajo
Adriaan Basson
Adriaan Liebenberg
Aernout Zevenbergen
Alan Boesak
Alan Committie
Alan Knott-Craig
Alan Winde
Albie Sachs
Alex Borraine
Alexander McCall-Smith
Ali Halimeh
Alison Tilley
Allister Sparks
Alon Leil
Amira Hass
Andre Forster
Andre Meldrum
Andrew Boraine
Andrew Feinstein
Andrew Jennings
Ann Bernstein
Ann Crotty
Annie Lennox
Anthea Jeffery
Anthony Altbeker
Anthony Butler
Anthony Sampson
Antjie Krog
Anton Bredell
Anton Eberhard
Anton Harber
Anton Turton
Arno le Moer
Arrie Rossouw
Arthur Kamp
Arthur Lenk
Athol Trollip
Baleka Mbete
Bantu Holomisa
Barry Bateman
Barry Gilder
Barry Hilton
Basildon Peta
Bassem Eid
Belinda Walker
Ben Turok
Benjamin Pogrund
Bernard Kurz
Bheki Sibiya
Blade Nzimande
Bongani Majola
Bonginkosi Madikizela
Branko Brkic
Brent Meersman
Brett Bailey
Brett Herron
Brett Myrdal
Brian Kantor
Brian O’Connell
Brian Pottinger
Brian Raftopolous
Brian van Rooyen
Bridgette Radebe
Brigalia Bam
Brooks Spector
Bruce Cameron
Cameron Dugmore
Cas Coovadia
Chester Missing
Chris Hart
Chris Logon
Chris Nissen
Chris Roper
Chris White
Chris Whitfield
Chris Yelland
Christina Lamb
Christo Nel
Christo Wiese
Clive Keegan
Colin Coleman
Colin Eglin
Connie Molusi
Conny Braam
Corne & Twakkie
Corné Mulder
Courtney Sampson
Dale Williams
Dan Plato
Daniel Silke
Danny Jordaan
David Blunkett
David Bullard
David Fig
Sir David King
David Klatzow
David Lewis
David Trimble
Dawie Roodt
Deep Fried Man
Denis Norman
Dennis Beckett
Dennis Cruywagen
Dennis Davis
Dennis Dykes
Deon Cloete
Deon Nel
Desmond Tutu
Dick Forslund
Lord Digby Young
Dion Chang
Dirk Hermann
Dominic Medley
Don McKinnon
Don Pinnock
Donwald Pressly
Douglas Gibson
Ebbe Dommisse
Ebrahim Patel
Ebrahim Rasool
Eddie Cross
Edwin Cameron
Elaine Kaymarck
Elana Mayer
Elias Masilela
Enrique Penalosa
Eric Myeni
Evita Bezuidenhout
Faiez Jacobs
Ferial Haffajee
Fiona Coyne
Fiona Forde
Francis Wilson
Francois Venter
Frank Chikane
Frans Cronje
Frans Rautenbach
Frederik van Zyl Slabbert
FW de Klerk
Gareth Ackerman
Gareth van Onselen
Gavin Woods
Geoffrey Hoon
George Claassen
Gerald L’Ange
Gerald Morkel
Gerald Shaw
Gerrie Nel
Gil Hoffman
Glen Mashinini
Glynnis Breytenbach
Graeme Pollock
Graeme Smith
Graham Bloch
Greg Mills
Guy Lundy
Gwede Mantashe
Hamilton Wende
Hannes Fagan
Hans-Jurgen Beerfeltz
Heidi Holland
Baroness Helene Hayman
Hennie van Vuuren
Henry Bellingham
Henry Louis Gates
Hermann Giliomee
Hlumelo Biko
Horst Kleinschmidt
Hugh Glenister
Ian Holding
Iraj Abedien
Irit Noble
Irvin Jim
Isaac Herzog
Jac Laubscher
Jacob Dlamini
Jacob Maroga
Jacob Zuma
Jacques Pauw
Jakkie Cilliers
James Brent Styan
James Ngculu
James Sanders
Jan Heunis
Jan-Jan Joubert
Jan Willem
Jane Raphaely
Janet Heard
Dame Janet Suzman
Jani Allen
Jayne Arnott
Jeanette Chevez
Jeff Radebe
Jennifer Thomas
Jenny Cargill
Jens Bischof
Jeremy Cronin
Jeremy Maggs
Jeremy Thompson
Jeremy Vearey
Jimmy Manyi
Johan Retief
Johannes Moller
John Allen
John Dobson
John Hanks
John Higgins
John Kane Berman
John Mattison
John Oliphant
John Scott
John Simpson
John Van de Ruit
John Vlismis
Jonathan Deal
Jonathan Jansen
Jonathan Shapiro
Jonny Steinberg
Jonty Driver
Joseph Matunjwa
JP Landman
Judith February
Dame Judith McGregor
Judith Todd
Justice Malala
Justin Nurse
Kader Asmal
Kalim Rajab
Karin Kneissl
Kate Miszewski
Kenneth Meshoe
Kevin Wakeford
Kgosi Letlape
Kimon de Greeff
Kingsley Holgate
Kumi Naidoo
Kylie Hatton
Landiwe Jackie Mahlangu
Lauren Platzky
Lawson Naidoo
Letlapa Mpahlele
Lewis Pugh
Lindiwe Mazibuko
Lindiwe Sisulu
Louis Luyt
Lyn Brown
Mac Maharaj
Magda Wierzycka
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng
Mahmood Mamdani
Makhosi Khoza
Malegapuru Makgoba
Malusi Gigaba
Mamphele Ramphele
Mandy Wiener
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Marc Lottering
Maria Ramos
Marianne Thamm
Mariette-du toit-Helmbold
Marikana Mine Panel
Marius Barnard
Marius Fransman
Mark Gevisser
Mark Weinberg
Marthinus van Schalkwyk
Martin Meredith
Martin Plaut
Martin Welz
Mathews Phosa
Matthew Lester
Max du Preez
Max Price
Melanie Burke
Michael Bagraim
Michael Cardo
Michael Feldhausen
Michael Power
Michael Samson
Michael Spicer
Michaela Wrong
Mike Gayle
Mike Schusler
Miller Matola
Milton Shain
Mmusi Maimane
Moeketsi Mosola
Mokena Makeka
Moeletsi Mbeki
Morgan Tsvangirai
Morne du Plessis
Mosiuoa Lekota
Mulder
Murray Hunter
Mvume Dandala
Mwzandile Petros
Mzilikazi wa-Africa
Narius Moloto
Nassir Allie
Natan Sharansky
Nathan Erasmus
Nathan Geffen
Nazeer Sonday
Nazier Paulsen
Neil Manthorp
Neville Mellville
Nic Borain
Nic Dawes
Nick Vink
Nicky Newton-King
Nicola Brewer
Niel Barnard
Nigel Casey
Nik Rabinowitz
Nikhuthula Dube
Nomaindia Mfeketo
Nomfundo Walaza
Nomvula Mokanyane
Ola Bello
Olive Shisana
Olivia Forsythe
Owen Dean
Patricia de Lille
Patricia Glyn
Patrick Chong
Patrick Smith
Paul Boateng
Paul Hoffman
Paul Holden
Paul Mashatile
Peta Thornycroft
Peter Attard Monyalto
Peter Collins
Peter Godwin
Peter Leon
Peter Major
Peter Marais
Peter Woodhead
Peter Younghusband
Philip Gourevitch
Phindile Nzimande
Pierre de Vos
Pierre Theron
Pieter-Dirk Uys
Pieter-Louis Myburgh
Pippa Green
Prince Mashele
Provin Gordhan
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Raenette Taljaard
Rafique Gongat
Ravi Naidoo
Ray Hartley
Raymond Ackerman
Reagan Thaw
Rejane Woodroffe
Rex Gibson
Rhoda Kadalie
Riaad Moosa
Ric Armansur
Richard Calland
Richard E Grant
Richard kemp
Richard Spring
Richard Steyn
Rob Davies
Robert Guest
Robin Brown
Robin Carlisle
Robin Jackman
Lord Robin Renwick
Ronald Suresh-Roberts
Ronnie Kasrils
Roelf Meyer
Ronnie Muhl
Ross Tucker
Roy Bennett
Russell Loubser
Ruth Hall
RW Johnson
Ryland Fisher
Sahm Venter
Salam Abram
Sampie Terreblanche
Sandra Botha
Sean Cleary
Sean Davison
Shaheen Moolla
Shaun Tomson
Simon Grindrod
Sipho Pityana
Sonam Tenzing
Soula Proxenos
Stanley Greenberg
Stephen “Sugarman”
Stephen Oppenheimer
Steven Powell
Styli Charmlambous
Sue van der Merwe
Susan Shabangu
Tanie Evita
Tasneem Essop
Ted Blom
Terry Bell
Terry Crawford-Browne
Tessa Jowell
Thabo Makgoba (Archbishop)
Thandi Modise
Themba Godi
Theo Botha
Theuns Eloff
Thomas Pakenham
Thuli Madonsela
Tim Cohen
Tim Couzens
Tim Harris
Tim Noakes
Tina Joemat-Pettersson
Tito Mboweni
Tokyo Sexwale
Tom Segev
Ton Vosloo
Tony Ehrenreich
Tony Frost
Tony Grogan
Tony Heard
Tony Leon
Tony Tyler
Tony Vaughan
Tova Herzl
Trevor Manuel
Trevor Ncube
Tyrone Arthur
Uri Davis
Vali Moosa
Victoria Brittain
Vivian Alberts
Vusi Pikoli
Vytjie Mentoor
Wallace Mgoqi
Wayne Duvenhage
Weiland Gewers
Willem Heath
William Booth
William Gumede
Willie Hofmeyr
Wole Soyinka
Xolani Sotashe
Xolela Mangcu
Ya’Akov Finkelstein
Yvonne Johnston
Zachie Achmat
Zaneli Mkhize
Zayd Minty
Zelda le Grange
Zwelenzime Vavi
Zweli Mkhize

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