Will the 2019 election really be held on a level playing field? That’s a question that will be discussed at a London seminar will bring together a range of opinion about the election and the media in the 2019 election.
On the one hand South Africa has a vibrant media – with great diversity and depth.
Without them there would have been little chance that the corruption and ‘state capture’ that has so disfigured the country’s life would have been exposed.
On the other hand the state broadcaster – the SABC – has been subject to government influence, while many newspapers are owned by a pro-ANC company.
These are some of the issues that will be discussed on 3rd of April at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.
ICWS@70: South Africa’s election and the media
3 April 2019, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Room 349, Third Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Chair: Martin Plaut, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth StudiesSpeakers:
Mr Golden Neswiswi, South African Deputy High Commissioner
Mr Justin Adams, UK Chairperson, Democratic Alliance
Dr Desne Masie, Economist and journalist. Fellow, Wits School of Governance and Senior Associate at Global Counsel
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