Jonny Steinberg and Marina Cantacuzino on “The Mandela family and the concept of forgiveness”
Jonny Steinberg is the author of several books about everyday life in the wake of South Africa’s transition to democracy. He is a two-time winner of South Africa’s premier nonfiction prize, the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award, and an inaugural winner of the Donald Windham–Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes. Until 2020, he was professor of African Studies at Oxford University. He currently teaches part-time at the Council on African Studies at Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and is visiting professor at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) in Johannesburg.
Marina Cantacuzino is the founder of The Forgiveness Project – an organisation dedicated to exploring forgiveness through the collection of stories. Desmond Tutu was one of the founding patrons to this foundation. Their work, not least through their prison outreach programme, has had an enormous impact on the lives of many people and on how forgiveness is perceived and discussed. In her latest book, Forgiveness, Cantacuzino continues that work, seeking to unpick, investigate and debate the notion of forgiveness, with personal stories at its core.
We are honoured to have Jonny and Marina in conversation with Brent Meersman at the Cape Town Press Club on “The Mandela family and the concept of forgiveness”.
He will take questions.