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RW Johnson @ The Grill Room, Kelvin Grove

RW Johnson is a highly respected, but controversial author and commentator on South Africa. UK-born Johnson was educated at Natal University and Oxford University, as a Rhodes Scholar. He is an emeritus fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford where he taught politics and sociology for many years. In a 2015 article for The Spectator, journalist-author Rian Malan tells how the ANC sent an emissary to tell several British editors that the man was a reactionary whose scribblings should be suppressed. This animus dates back to 1977, when Johnson published 'How Long Will South Africa Survive?', a book remembered today for its central heresy: he described the ANC's armed struggle as a feeble affair and predicted that the apartheid regime was more likely to be toppled by economic and moral pressure from its western trading partners.

 

The ANC's guerrilla campaign "fizzled", while sanctions and disinvestment campaigns sparked political change. Johnson will address the Cape Town Press Club on his newest book 'Fighting for the Dream' which is likely to prove equally "disturbing" to the ANC. He will take questions.

 

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Date Thursday, May 30, 2019
   
Time 12:30 for 13:00
   
Venue The Grill Room, Kelvin Grove
   
Cost R260 for members. Lunch/wine included. R300 for cheque payments by members.
R300 for guests. R340 for cheque payments by guests
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Lalage Maurer at capetownpressclub@gmail.com. Lalage can be reached on 082 820 0190 but please leave messages on email.

   
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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 and vegan dishes must be ordered beforehand or an extra charge will be levied.
   

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