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South Africa: Development and Democracy

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 (All day)

Time: 6pm-8pm


Venue: Khalili Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG 


Speakers: Alec Russell (author of After Mandela) and Mark Gevisser (author of A Legacy of Liberation)

Chair: Audrey Brown, presenter BBC World Briefing


Details: South African leadership requires a skilful balancing of four interlinked imperatives: Political stability, Economic growth, Legitimacy and Redistribution. How will the government of Jacob Zuma fare?


Alec Russell is World News Editor at the Financial Times, and former Johannesburg bureau chief. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2008 and Britain's Foreign Correspondent of the Year for his reporting from South Africa in 2007. Mark Gevisser is one of South Africa’s leading journalists whose book Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred won the Sunday Times 2008 Alan Paton Prize and the NB Books 2008 Recht Malan Prize.


This event is organised by the Royal African Society and the Global South Africans Network.


RSVP: palesa.madumo@omg.co.uk , 020 7002 4095