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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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Athol Trollip - Ousted Mayor @ The Ballroom - Kelvin Grove Athol Trollip - Ousted Mayor @ The Ballroom - Kelvin Grove
Monday, October 01, 2018
Athol Trollip: Ousted mayor says the city has been “stolen". Athol Trollip was elected mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (Port Elizabeth) in August 2016 with the help of other opposition parties. Last month, he was unseated. The DA challenged his ousting but lost in court on 20 September 2018. Trollip will address the Cape Town Press Club on “how to save a stolen city”. This is a dinner event.
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Judge Dennis Davis - on South Africa's tax situation and the state of SARS Judge Dennis Davis - on South Africa's tax situation and the state of SARS
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Judge Dennis Davis, chairperson of the Davis Tax Committee (previously known as the Tax Review Committee, which advises government, particularly Treasury, on tax policy) will update the Cape Town Press Club on the outcomes of the committee’s deliberations. The Davis Tax Committee concluded its report in March 2018. Justice Davis last updated the press club on its progress in 2015.
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Judith February @ Grill Room, Kelvin Grove Judith February @ Grill Room, Kelvin Grove
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Political commentator, governance specialist, accredited mediator and senior research associate at the Institute for Security Studies, Judith February will speak to the Cape Town Press Club, reflecting on the country’s democratic journey and how polarised perspectives on the present are informed by the past, on what lies beneath the surface and exacerbates the social tensions and fractures in our society along the lines of race and class.
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