Outgoing Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, is set to deliver the keynote address on #WhatMustRise at the 7th Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Annual Lecture on Saturday, October 15.
The event takes place at the Sci-Bono Auditorium in Johannesburg at 2.30pm.
Advocate Madonsela’s address is expected to focus on nation building and the ideals of a ‘just, equal, democratic and non-racial South Africa’, with political analyst and academic, Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana, as a respondent to the lecture.
Executive Director of the Kathrada Foundation, Neeshan Balton, lauded Madonsela for her “sterling services as the Public Protector of South Africa”.
“During her seven year tenure, Advocate Madonsela has taken on state and private institutions head on, working within the framework of our Constitution and has upheld society’s confidence in the pursuit of justice,” said Neeshan Balton.
The annual lecture comes a day after Madonsela completes her last term in office. Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane takes over Madonsela as the Public Protector.
Thus year’s annual lecture also falls on the same day that the Rivonia Trialists were released in 1989.
Previous speakers at the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Annual Lecture include Gauteng Premier David Makhura, Former President Kgalema Motlanthe, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, former UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay and Wits Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Habib.
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