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Pravin Gordhan vs ALI Fellow Justice Malala in heavyweight debate on economy

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is taking on Justice Malala, the political commentator and Financial Mail columnist, on Wednesday August 24 in the Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s second Rumble in the Urban Jungle event this year. Ray Hartley live-blogged the action here: http://bit.ly/2bC2ROF ...

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Adrian Enthoven guest lecturer at the 5th annual FVZS Honorary Lecture

Adrian Enthoven delivered a speech at the annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Lecture at the University of Stellenbosch on 4 August 2016. In his words “The speech is an attempt to make a case for a much more vocal and active political “centre” in our society and what the focus of this centre might look like…” You can read the full speech here or alternatively you can watch it ...

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A look back at the 1st ALI Leadership Dialogue with former president Kgalema Motlanthe

On the 27th July 2016, ALI launched the ALI Leadership Initiative Dialogue by hosting former President of the Republic South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe. This first event of the series was moderated by Ralph Freese from Class 1, and boasted 25 fellows in attendance at the Villa Acadia in Parktown. The theme for the evening was‘The Challenge of Leadership’ and what we need to do to face it ...

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2016 John P. McNulty Prize Laureates

Anne Welsh McNulty and the Aspen Institute have announced the 2016 John P. McNulty Prize Laureates. We are proud and honoured to have one of ALISA’s fellow of Class VI, Andrew Zaloumis. Andrew Zaloumis is the CEO of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park; deemed and selected as a worthy candidate for the Prize. Twelve ALI SA fellows where present in the gallery when Andrew’s name was announced; Adr...

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What if there were no whites in SA? By Ferial Haffajee

Ferial Haffajee examines South Africa’s history and present in light of the provocative question, ‘What if there were no whites in South Africa?’, as she traverses the rocky terrain of race in our country and grapples with what it means to be here The #RhodesMustFall movement used the colonial-era statue of Cecil John Rhodes to focus on the incomplete journey of transformation at the...

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Deck the shelves with tales of folly: Justice Malala on fastening our seatbelts

Between some great local non-fiction escapist offerings due on the shelves this holiday season, South Africans hoping to catch up on political non-fiction are in for a dose of bleak and brutal reality for ’tis the season of deep discontent. A new addition to the growing pile of dystopian recent writings is columnist and political analyst, Justice Malala’s book, an angry, uncompromising...

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Andrew Zaloumis has been awarded the WWF SA Living Planet 2015 Award.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park CEO & ALI Fellow Andrew Zaloumis named WWF SA Living Planet 2015 Award Winner In a powerful recognition of his role in conservation and sustainable development, Andrew Zaloumis has been awarded the WWF SA Living Planet 2015 Award.   Andrew Zaloumis received the WWF SA Living Planet 2015 Award from WWF SA. Chairperson, Valli Moosa (left) and Chief Executive Offic...

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Harambee announced as a John P. McNulty Prize Finalist

Harambee Youth Project was announced as one of the finalists when Anne Welsh McNulty and the Aspen Institute announced the eighth annual John P. McNulty Prize laureates, a group of extraordinary leaders who bring the spirit of innovation that characterized their success in the private sector to address some of the most intractable problems facing our world today. The 2015 Laureates are making a si...

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The Thriving World, the Wilting World, and You: Anand Giridharadas

A powerful and thought provoking keynote by Crown Fellow Anand Giridharadas at the 2015 Aspen Action Forum Click here to read article ...

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ALI Fellow, Leslie Maasdorp appointed as Vice President of the New Development Bank

Mr. Leslie Maasdorp who is one of ALI Fellows was appointed as Vice President of the (BRICS) New Development Bank. The Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) New Development Bank (NDB) will be led by KV Kamath, who was appointed as its president, in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday. Prior to the appointment, Kamath served as chairperson of the second-largest Indian information technology...

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Isaac Shongwe delivers the 4th Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture.

Isaac Shongwe was the guest speaker at the FVZS Annual Lecture on the 22nd of April 2015, hosted by Stellenbosch University’s Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development. The goal is to stimulate critical and challenging conversations about our country and continent. This is in line with the example set throughout his life by the late Dr Frederik Van Zyl Slabb...

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Cry the crucified country: Alan Storey

Looking at SA today, one is forced to think about the events in Jerusalem many thousands of weeks ago, writes Rev Alan Storey What a week! What a tragically sad and terrifyingly disturbing week! A crucifying week! A crucifying week, where justice, truth, integrity and trust stand pierced – if they stand at all. Virtues that some people gave up their lives to protect are given up to protect some...

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ALI Fellow Kuben Naidoo gets promoted to Deputy Governor of SARB

We are so proud to witness a real manifestation of our slogan, as one of our own makes a steady ascent from success to significance. Kuben Naidoo, who was the National Planning Committee’s Acting Head of Secretariat whilst part of the Class 8 ALI Fellowship (Mahube); has been promoted from the role of advisor to the Reserve Bank Governor, to Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank. Kuben assumes his...

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Micro documentary: Bulungula Incubator (McNulty Prize Winner 2014)

The $100,000 Prize goes to Réjane Woodroffe and Bulungula Incubator. Learn more at mcnultyprize.org/#laureates ...

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Honoring the McNulty Prize Winner Bulungula Incubator at the 2014 Annual Awards Dinner

Bob Steel recognizes the 2014 McNulty Prize Winner, Réjane Woodroffe. Woodroffe’s leadership project is called Bulungula Incubator. The John P. McNulty Prize seeks to inspire individuals from around the world to make a real difference in their communities by recognizing the very best in high-impact leadership. http://mcnultyprize.org/#home Source: The Aspen Institute ...

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Ali Fellow Ferial Haffajee Gets The 2015 International Press Freedom Award

The 2015 International Press Freedom Award was presented to Africa Leadership Initiative SA Fellow and journalist Ferial Haffajee by the Committee to Protect Journalists.Ferial Haffajee is the editor-in-chief of the local privately owned weekly City Press in South Africa. She was also the editor-in-chief of the weekly investigative paper the Mail & Guardian. Under her leadership, bo...

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