A Manifesto for Social Change – How to Save South Africa
Date: 15 July 2016
Venue: The White House
Time: 18h00 – 19h00
Price: R150 pp
A Manifesto for Social Change is the third of a three-volume series that started seven years ago investigating the causes of our country’s – and the continent’s – development obstacles.
Architects of Poverty: Why African Capitalism Needs Changing (2009) set out to explain what role African elites played in creating and promoting their fellow Africans’ misery.
Advocates for Change: How to Overcome Africa’s Challenges (2011) set out to show that there were short-term to medium-term solutions to many of Africa’s and South Africa’s problems, from agriculture to healthcare, if only the powers that be would take note.
And now, more than 20 years after the advent of democracy, we have A Manifesto for Social Change, the conclusion in the ‘trilogy’.
MOELETSI MBEKI is a journalist, private business entrepreneur and political commentator as well as editor of Advocates for Change: How to Overcome Africa’s Challenges (2011) and author of Architects of Poverty: Why African Capitalism Needs Changing (2009).
NOBANTU MBEKI obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and French Literature at Bryn Mawr College and her Master of Arts in Economics at Leeds University. The University of Manchester was where she obtained her doctoral degree in Economic Theory, and she is currently a Lecturer in Economics at the School of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand.