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Professor Jakkie Cilliers @ Kelvin Grove [ LUNCH ]

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.


According to Cilliers the ANC is in many ways paralysed by the power struggle between what he calls the Traditionalists (supporters of Jacob Zuma) and the Reformers (led by Cyril Ramaphosa and others). This power struggle leads to policy confusion, poor leadership and general ineptitude in the civil service.


Key to which scenario will become our reality is who will be elected to the ANC’s top leadership at their national conference in December 2017. Whichever group wins will determine what our future holds. We could also see a compromise grouping being selected, Cilliers says, in which case the Bafana Bafana scenario – where we simply muddle along as a country – is the strongest possibility.


Cilliers, the former head of the Institute of Security Studies and now its chair of the board of trustees and an extraordinary professor at the Centre of Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, will take questions.


Date Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time 12:30 for 13:00
Venue Kelvin Grove (Pavillion)
Cost R240 for members (R280 for cheque payments by members), R300 for guests (R340 if cheque). Working journalists may sit on the side, if required. 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.

Donwald at Donwald can be reached on 076 454 4891 but please leave messages on email.


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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