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

Trevor Manuel is chairman of Old Mutual and a South African politician who was Minister of Finance from 1996 to 2009 and Minister in the Presidency from 2009 to 2014. As chair of the National Planning Commission, he oversaw the drafting of the country’s first National Development Plan. He has served on important international committees and commissions and now holds various offices in both the public and private sectors. See his bio here.

Trevor will be in conversation with Ann Bernstein, CDE’s executive director. The conversation will focus on South Africa and the next five years: How do we resolve our political and economic crises?

Roger Jardine, chairman of FirstRand, 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 23 June 2021

Time: 5 to 6 pm SAST