Moeletsi Mbeki talks in PMB

2014-03-13 00:00

POLITICAL economist Moeletsi Mbeki, the brother of former president Thabo Mbeki, will be in Pietermaritzburg next week to speak on “Recent Developments in Labour-ANC Relations”.

The talk, at the Victoria Country Club, will focus on the Cosatu Shop Stewards Survey Findings 1991-1992 and 2012-2013.

Mbeki is a South African author, entrepreneur, director of several companies, and deputy chairperson of the SA Institute of International Affairs.

Having worked in the construction industry in the UK and Tanzania in the 1970s, Mbeki began his journalism career in London in 1979 as a contributor to Africa, New African and Africa Now magazines, and the BBC Africa Service.

He studied Building, Building Management and Sociology in England, obtaining a MA degree in Sociology from the University of Warwick in 1982.

During most of the 1980s, he was a senior journalist for newspapers in Zimbabwe, and was awarded a Nieman Fellowship by Harvard University.

On returning to South Africa from exile in 1990, he was appointed head of communications for Cosatu and media consultant to the ANC.

To attend the talk on March 20, RSVP to Lorna Jones on 033 345 2747, or e-mail to Tickets cost R190 per person.

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