DA leader Mmusi Maimane had a wide-ranging conversation with FCA members on April 18 ahead of national elections on May 8.
In January 2019, the FCASA hosted a panel with Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group and the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights to talk about the security crackdown in the country after fuel hike protests.
In September 2018, the FCA hosted a dynamic and informative briefing on the future of land reform in South Africa, with (from left) ANC NEC member Ronald Lamola, the DA’s Gwen Ngwenya, BBC’s Andrew Harding (moderator), AFASA’s Vuyo Mahlati and Agri SA’s Christo van der Rheede.
In November 2018, the FCA hosted a packed screening of the fascinating documentary “This Is Congo” at the Bioscope independent cinema in downtown Johannesburg’s Maboneng neighborhood. It was a sold-out show and we hope to bring more films to our members and interested movie buffs soon!
FCASA, in partnership with Brand South Africa, had a wide-ranging dialogue with President Cyril Ramaphosa on November 1, 2018, covering many of the pressing issues facing South Africa today, including land reform, corruption, BRICS, international investment and more. Download a video of the event here, courtesy of APTN: https://wsi.li/XnQ22dxxTRgPAv/
In June 2017, we had a thorough and engaging briefing with the ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa and the ANC's economic transformation chair Enoch Godongwana. Mr Mantashe confirmed the ANC's wish for a speedy-constituted public inquiry into issues of State Capture by the Guptas and other corporates, said no matter what happens before, a new person will be leading the ANC into elections in 2019 and said people should still trust the ANC which "more good people than bad". For further quotes from the event please follow @FCASAfrica.
We had a very engaging and interesting briefing with DA leader Mmusi Maimane at the Johannesburg Country Club on 16 March.
The FCASA organises briefings, panel discussions and social events for members throughout the year. Reports, photographs and recordings of events - when available - can be found here.
Democratic Alliance (DA) party briefing, Cape Town (February)
Agang party founder Mamphela Ramphele briefing, Johannesburg (June)
Raymond Louw and Emma Sadleir, media law expert panel, Johannesburg (August)
Brand SA CEO Miller Matola, Johannesburg (October)
Ms Lindiwe Mazibuko, Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Cape Town (February)
South African Taxi Association briefing, Johannesburg (April)
Clem Sunter, briefing on strategies and tactics, Johannesburg (July)
South African Inter-Ministerial Committee on Marikana, Johannesburg (August)
Social event with comedian Riaad Moosa, Johannesburg (September)
FAIR (Forum for African Investigative Reporters) meeting, Johannesburg (October)
South African President Jacob Zuma breakfast briefing, Johannesburg (November)
South Africa Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, Union Buildings, Pretoria (November)
Chamber of Mines briefing, Johannesburg (December)