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Jan-Jan Joubert @ Cattle Barron Pinelands Jan-Jan Joubert @ Cattle Barron Pinelands
Monday, May 13, 2019
Jan-Jan Joubert is a veteran political editor. He has reported from the parliamentary press gallery in Cape Town since 2001. Jan-Jan - who recently published Who Will Rule in 2019 will address the Cape Town Press Club on the lessons learnt from trends in the 2019 elections and what the future holds for South Africa. He speaks just days after the national election. In Who Will Rule he argues that it may be the first election in 25 years in which no party wins an outright majority...
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Mosiuoa Lekota @ 6 Spin Street Mosiuoa Lekota @ 6 Spin Street
Friday, May 03, 2019
Mosiuoa "Terror" Lekota, leader of the Congress of the People (COPE), who once chaired the ANC, has been an outspoken opposition leader for the past decade. Lekota has been in the spotlight again since Pieter-Louis Myburgh's book Gangster State documented Lekota's long battles, when he was Free State Premier, with Ace Magashule, now ANC Secretary general. Lekota has also been outspoken on the land question. As the 2019 General Election looms, the Cape Town Press Club continues with hosting the leaders of the various parties contesting for power.
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Anthony Butler - Professor of Political Studies at UCT @ Kelvin Grove Anthony Butler - Professor of Political Studies at UCT @ Kelvin Grove
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Anthony Butler, Professor of Political Studies at UCT, wrote the authoritative biography of Cyril Ramaphosa, first published in 2007. He has now revised and updated that work for a new edition. It explores exactly how Ramaphosa managed to return to the centre of national politics and become President. Butler, who writes a regular column for Business Day, will also reflect on what Ramaphosa is likely to do as president of the country after the upcoming national and provincial elections.
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Former Zimbabwean Member of Parliament (MDC) Eddie Cross @ Grill Room, Kelvin Grove Former Zimbabwean Member of Parliament (MDC) Eddie Cross @ Grill Room, Kelvin Grove
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Former Zimbabwean Member of Parliament (MDC) Eddie Cross will address the Cape Town Press Club on Zimbabwe's "military assisted” transition from Robert Mugabe to Emmerson Mnangagwa in November 2017 and its aftermath. Cross joined the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in 1999 and was a member of the National Executive until 2018. He was elected as Member of Parliament for Bulawayo South in 2008 and he served two terms. In 2018 he elected to retire. He has returned to his interests in the private sector. He currently is involved in a wide range of activities in Zimbabwe.
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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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