The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) has a long and proud record as South Africa’s premier research institute on international issues. It is an independent, non-government think-tank whose purpose is to encourage wider and more informed awareness of the importance of international affairs. It is both a centre for research excellence and a home for stimulating public debate.
The Eastern Cape Branch of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is hosting a public seminar under the theme ‘Leadership and Parliament in South Africa – The Way Forward’ on 17 March 2015.
Date: Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Speaker: Moeletsi Mbeki
Moeletsi Mbeki is a political analyst, author and an entrepreneur. He is a director of several companies, and is Chairman of KMM Investments (Pty) Limited, KMM Review Publishing (Pty) Limited, MGM Capital Investments (Pty) Limited and Endemol South Africa (Pty) Limited.
Moeletsi is the author of Architects of Poverty: Why African Capitalism Needs Changing. He recently edited Advocates for Change: How to Overcome Africa’s Challenges. Both books have been translated into Chinese.
He is deputy chairperson of the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA); an independent think tank based at the University of the Witwatersrand and is a member of the executive council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which is based in London. Moeletsi has been a political analyst for Nedbank for a number of years.
After returning to South Africa from exile in 1990, he was appointed Head of Communications for the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions, (COSATU) and Media Consultant to the African National Congress.
During most of the 1980s he was a Senior Journalist for the Zimbabwe Newspapers. As a result of the outstanding work that he did for the Zimbabwe Newspapers Features Department, he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship by Harvard University for the 1988 – 1989 academic years.
Mbeki began his journalism career in London in 1979 as a contributor to Africa, New African, Africa Now magazines and the BBC Africa Service.
He studied Building, Building Management and Sociology in England, obtaining an M.A. degree in Sociology from the University of Warwick in 1982. He worked in the construction industry in the United Kingdom and in Tanzania during the 1970s.
For more about the event, refer to www.saiia.org.za/events/leadership-and-parliament-in-south-africa-%E2%80%93-the-way-forward.
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