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Registration: 17h45 - 18h00
Forum Start Time: 18h00
Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cocktails will be served after the event
Ferial Haffajee, editor City Press, in conversation with RW Johnson. In
1977, RW Johnson’s best-selling How Long Will South Africa Survive? provided a
controversial and highly original analysis of the survival prospects of
apartheid. Now, after more than twenty years of ANC rule, he believes the
situation has become so critical that the question must be posed again. ‘The
big question about ANC rule’, he writes, ‘is whether African nationalism would
be able to cope with the challenges of running a modern industrial economy.
Johnson’s analysis is strikingly original and cogently argued. He has for
several decades now been the senior international commentator on South African
affairs, known for his lucid analysis and complete lack of deference towards
the conventional wisdom.