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Lord Robin Renwick, former British Ambassador to South Africa @ The Grill Room, Kelvin Grove

Lord Robin Renwick, former British Ambassador to South Africa (1987-1991) and British Ambassador to the United States of America (1991-1995) will address the Cape Town Press Club on state capture.

 

His book – How to Steal a country: State Capture and Hopes for the Future in SA (with illustrations by Zapiro) – explores “the ingenuity, audacity and impunity” with which the state has been looted on a grand scale. The book looks at the role played by such firms as Bell Pottinger, KPMG, McKinsey and others of late.

 

He recounts how the media, judiciary and civil society combined to ‘save South Africa’ and the Constitution. As Cyril Ramaphosa takes the reins, Renwick maps out pragmatic options for the future with cautious optimism.

 

He will take questions.

 

There will be the opportunity to put questions to the speaker. If one-on-one interviews are desired, please let us know in advance and we will inform the speaker and do our best to secure it.

 

Date Wednesday, April 25, 2018
   
Time 12:30 for 13:00
   
Venue The Grill Room, Kelvin Grove
   
Cost R240 for members (R280 for cheque payments by members)
R300 for guests (R340 for cheque payments by guests)
Working journalists are welcome to attend for free if they do not want the meal.
Banking details are available here. Please use your surname AND the surname of the guest speaker as reference. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice we will try to fill your place, but if not successful, you will be liable to pay.
   
R.S.V.P.

Lalage Maurer at capetownpressclub@gmail.com. Lalage can be reached on 082 820 0190 but please leave messages on email.

   
Payments

Payment can be made on the day at the venue by cash or cheque (not credit card) or prior to the function by electronic transfer. Please do not deposit cash into the account as bank charges are too high on cash deposits.

Info for online deposits: FNB, Cape Town,Br Code 201409, Account 50260072365.

If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice we will try to fill your place, but if not successful, you will be liable to pay.

   
Notes VEGETARIAN dishes must be ordered beforehand or an extra charge will be levied.
   

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