Date: 19 October 2017
Time: 17:30 for 18:00 - 19:00
Venue: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FNB Acacia House, 2 Kikembe Drive, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga
in collaboration with
First National Bank
The Distinguished Speaker Programme
As we host
Constitutional Lawyer and Political Analyst
on the topic
“Make or Break: How the next three years will shape South Africa’s next three decades"
About the Speaker
Richard Calland has for more than twenty years been working in the fields of democratic governance and sustainable development in South Africa and beyond. Based at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he is Associate Professor in Public Law, Calland heads its Democratic Governance & Rights Unit. Calland is also a Fellow of the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), serving as a member of faculty on a range of customised leadership and strategy programmes for amongst others the World Bank, PWC, the African Development Bank, Nedbank, Namdeb, Network Rail and Tata, and is now leading its Africa Initiative, which is focused on investment choices in sustainable infrastructure.
Amongst other corporate clients, he is a long-time retained consultant to Massmart, Africa’s largest retailer that was acquired by Walmart in 2012, advising on issues of politics and governance, as well as providing regular briefings to the investor clients of UBS, Ernst & Young and Citi, and has recently established a new advisory organisation – The Paternoster Group: African Political Insight. A prominent political analyst and columnist for the Mail & Guardian newspaper in South Africa.
Before moving to South Africa in 1994, Calland practiced law for seven years at the London Bar. His most recent book “Make or Break: How the next three years will shape South Africa’s next three decades” was published in September 2016 by Penguin Random House.
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