Hilton: Talk by Moeletsi Mbeki

2011-11-15 00:00

MOELETSI Mbeki, brother of former presidentThabo Mbeki, is to give a talk, entitled “Advocates for Change, How to Overcome Africa’s Challenges”, that will be hosted by the Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business.

Mbeki is an entrepreneur, a director of several companies, the chairperson of KMM Investments, Endemol South Africa and African Resources and Logistics Corporation (Arelco) and deputy chairperson of SAIIA.

He is also the author of Architects of Poverty: Why African Capitalism Needs Changing and he recently edited Advocates for Change: How to Overcome Africa’s Challenges.

After returning to South Africa from exile in 1990, he was appointed head of communications for Cosatu and media consultant to the African National Congress.

During most of the 1980s he was a senior journalist with Zimbabwe Newspapers in Harare. He was awarded a Nieman Fellowship by Harvard University for the 1988 to 1989 academic year.

He studied building, building management and sociology in England, obtaining a masters 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.

The talk takes place on Friday at 7.30 am for 8 am at the Hilton Hotel.

Members of SAIIA pay R125, members of PCB R160 and non-members R180. Students pay R100 on production of student card. Breakfast will be served.

Mbeki’s latest book will be on sale. — Witness Reporter.

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