JOIN US as we convene a series of global conversations on democracy, business, markets and development.

Mavuso Msimang is the chairman of Corruption Watch. Former director general of the Department of Home Affairs and CEO of SA National Parks, the State Information Technology Agency and SA Tourism, Mavuso is recognised for his experience in transforming and restructuring institutions. He is a senior member of the African National Congress and served on the MK Military High Command from 1966 to 1969, before being appointed secretary to ANC President Oliver Tambo. He sits on the board of the Peace Parks Foundation. See his bio here.

Mavuso will be in conversation with Ann Bernstein, CDE’s executive director. The conversation will focus on Corruption and cadre deployment: How does South Africa move forward?

Songezo Zibi, Acting Group Executive: Marketing and Corporate Relations, Absa will give opening remarks.

For 25 years CDE has influenced policy in South Africa’s democracy. We have established ourselves as a unique policy think tank and prominent public ‘voice’ promoting enterprise and development in South Africa and emerging markets. We have built a wide network throughout the country and with leading global experts and think tanks, especially in democratic developing countries.

CDE would like to open up this lecture series widely. Please share this invitation with your networks.

Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021

Time: 5 to 6 pm SAST

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