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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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Ann Bernstein on Unemployment and the Presidential Jobs Summit Ann Bernstein on Unemployment and the Presidential Jobs Summit
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Unemployment in South Africa stands at over 37%. Among young people (aged 15-34) over 39% are not in employment, education or training. Last month, StatsSA announced that formal employment had declined in the second quarter of 2018 with 69,000 less jobs. Ann Bernstein, executive director, Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE), an independent think tank and one of South Africa’s leading development policy centres, will address the Cape Town Press Club on unemployment and share her personal insights on the Presidential Jobs Summit, which was held in October.
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Kimon de Greef - Investigating the illicit abalone trade in the Cape Kimon de Greef - Investigating the illicit abalone trade in the Cape
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
About six million abalone are estimated to be illicitly exported from our shores every year. The seafood delicacy, locally known as perlemoen, fetches more than R8,000 a plate in China and poachers are paid R500 a kilogram in Hout Bay and other fishing settlements to prise the shellfish from our reefs. This shady world of drug dealers and Chinese criminal syndicates contaminates the police, the SA Revenue Service, the department for fisheries and the parks board. It may even have reached to the presidency with the Hawks investigating allegations of a R1 million bribe being paid to Jacob Zuma by abalone traders. Investigative journalist Kimon de Greef has doggedly followed the workings of this black market for years. He will speak to the Cape Town Press Club on the illicit abalone trade.
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