Tony Leon – Present day South Africa and its future
THIS EVENT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY OUR 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Tony Leon, founder of the Democratic Alliance and former leader of the official opposition, will share his uniquely placed insights into present day South Africa and its future with the Cape Town Press Club.
Penned during the coronavirus lockdown, Future Tense, his latest book, examines the surge of both the disease and the response, which has crashed the economy, as well as the rise of Julius Malema’s populism, and how this echoes global discontent elsewhere. He also provides an insider view for the first time of the power struggles within the official opposition party, which saw the exit of its first black leader in 2019.
Leon, who served for 20 years in Parliament, first taking Helen Suzman’s seat when she retired, and then leading the Democratic Party to become the longest serving leader of the official opposition since the advent of democracy, was also Ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay (appointed by President Jacob Zuma).
He will take questions.
Cost: R280 for members. Lunch/wine included. R300 for guests. Banking details are available on the website under the “Join the Club” menu item. 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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT STRICT COVID PROTOCOLS WILL BE PUT IN PLACE AT THE VENUE.