It is twenty-five years since apartheid was dismantled in South Africa. What have been the successes and challenges of the post-Apartheid era? Co-founder of the Africa Rising Foundation (and grandson of Nelson) Ndaba Mandela, shortlisted authro for the International Man Booker Prize, Marlene van Niekerk and author Sisonke Msimang reflect on the transformation of their country in the last quarter century and the progress still to be made.
Chair: Sharon Davis
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Ndaba Mandela is the grandson of Nelson Mandela and co-founder and co-chairman of the Africa Rising Foundation. He is the author of Going to the Mountain: LifeLessonsfrom my Grandfather.
Sisonke Msimang was born in exile to South African parents and raised in Zambia, Kenya and Canada before studying in the US. Her family returned to South Africa after the abolition of apartheid and she now lives in Perth, Australia. Always Another Country is her first book.
Marlene van Niekerk was the first South African author to be shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize and is best known for her award-winning novels Triomf and The Way of Women.
Sharon Davis is a four-time Walkley award winning documentary producer and journalist whose body of work in television, radio and print spans more than 25 years. Most recently she developed and produced a new podcast "The Monthly Hour" for Schwartz Media.
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