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Friday, November 17 • 10:45 - 12:00
State Capture in South Africa

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South Africa has been gripped by the story of the Gupta family, accused of “state capture” through their relationship with the president and his family. The leak of a trove of Gupta emails (GuptaLeaks) provided a rich source of evidence of the extraordinary details of this family’s influence and power. On this panel some of the country's top investigative journalists who have been and still are mining the data, including Jacques Pauw, author of the just-released The President's Keepers: Those Keeping Zuma in Power and out of Prison, which South African security officials are threatening to censor.

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Cathy Mohlahlana

News Anchor, eNCA
Cathy Mohlahlana is an award-winning broadcast journalist and news anchor for South Africa’s leading 24hr news channel eNews Channel Africa. She currently hosts the primetime evening news slot NewsNight, between 18h00 and 20h30 on DSTV403 daily. During her time at eNCA, Cathy has hosted the eTV evening primetime bulletin and covered high profile stories including the life of Nelson Mandela and the Oscar Pistorius Murder trial. Cathy began her career as a reporter and radio anchor for Talk Radio... Read More →

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Adriaan Basson

Editor, News24
Adriaan Basson is editor of News24, South Africa's largest news publication. He started off as a crime reporter on Beeld in Johannesburg in 2003 and worked as an investigative reporter at the Mail & Guardian and City Press. He is the author of Zuma Exposed (2012) and Finish & Kla... Read More →
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Susan Comrie

Investigative Journalist, AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism
Susan Comrie is a journalist with the amaBhungane Centre for Investigation. She has been part of the team working on the massive trove of emails and documents known as the Gupta Leaks. Her investigations have shown how the Gupta companies have been gifted lucrative and highly irregular coal and consulting contracts with the state power utility Eskom, how global software giants including SAP entered into kickback agreements with Gupta companies to secure contracts from the state rail company Transnet, and how the Guptas used letterbox companies to launder kickbacks worth R250-million. Prior to joining amaBhungane she worked for the Sunday newspaper City Press and investigative television programme Carte Blanche. She was recently named Sanlam Financial Journalist of the... Read More →
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Thanduxolo Jika

Senior Investigative Journalist, Sunday Times
Thanduxolo Jika is a multi-award winning senior investigation journalist with the Sunday Times. He has won top investigations awards including CNN African Journalist of the Year and the Taco Kuiper for his work in the Marikana massacre and the State Capture respectively. He... Read More →
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Jacques Pauw

Journalist / Filmmaker, -
Jacques Pauw is one of South Africa’s most decorated journalists and television documentary filmmakers. He was a founder member of the anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper Vrye Weekblad, where he exposed the existence of police death squads. Thereafter he worked for some of the... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

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