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DA leader Mmusi Maimane @ Kelvin Grove [ LUNCH ] DA leader Mmusi Maimane @ Kelvin Grove [ LUNCH ]
Thursday, August 17, 2017
On August 8 the national assembly debated a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. He won narrowly. At the march before the vote led by opposition parties including the Democratic Alliance, the DA leader Mmusi Maimane responded to EFF leader Julius Malema's remark that President Zuma should go back to Nkandla to look after his cows. Maimane said, no, this was not suitable. He should, like other criminals "go to jail". Maimane has since the vote - which summoned 177 votes against Zuma including somewhere between 30 and 40 ANC MPs - called for a national election.
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Constitutional activist Lawson Naidoo @ Dakar Room, 6 Spin Street Restaurant [ LUNCH ] Constitutional activist Lawson Naidoo @ Dakar Room, 6 Spin Street Restaurant [ LUNCH ]
Monday, August 07, 2017
Lawson Naidoo is no stranger to activist politics. For years he was right hand man to Speaker of the National Assembly Frene Ginwala. He is a leading light in the Council of the Advancement of the Constitution (Casac), which aims to keep our politicians accountable to the constitution. Lawson will focus on the Motion of No Confidence, which is expected to be held on 8 August subject to the secrecy matter being cleared up. He will discuss the possible outcomes of the motion and reflect on parliamentary accountability.
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General Bantu Holomisa @ Kelvin Grove [ LUNCH } General Bantu Holomisa @ Kelvin Grove [ LUNCH }
Friday, August 04, 2017
On August 8 the national assembly will debate a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. The United Democratic Movement led by General Bantu Holomisa, MP – who was, years ago, kicked out of the ANC for being honest – has been one of the key political parties in the fight for the vote to be secret. The general will give us an idea of what would happen if the vote is successful – that is President Zuma has to give up power.
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Professor Jakkie Cilliers @ Kelvin Grove [ LUNCH ] Professor Jakkie Cilliers @ Kelvin Grove [ LUNCH ]
Thursday, August 03, 2017
What does our future hold? Will the ANC split within the next five years? Could the DA rule the country in 2024? Will the EFF form an alliance with the ANC? What should we do to make our economy grow at levels that will impact on poverty and inequality? Will we become a more tolerant or a more violent society? In Fate of the Nation scenario expert Jakkie Cilliers answers all these and many other questions. He has developed three detailed scenarios for our immediate future and beyond – Bafana Bafana, Nation Divided and Mandela Magic.
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Professor Jonathan Jansen @ Kelvin Grove Club [ LUNCH ] Professor Jonathan Jansen @ Kelvin Grove Club [ LUNCH ]
Thursday, July 20, 2017
What are the real roots of the student protests of 2015 and 2016? Was it about fees, really? Why did protests turn violent? Where was government when buildings were burnt to the ground? These are some of the questions which Jonathan Jansen – until recently Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State - considers. As By Fire, the End of the South African University, includes frank interviews with 11 VCs most affected. He considers what is driving – and exasperating – South Africa’s youth. His interview with UCT’s Max Price has put the cat among the pigeons...
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