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Corruption, the ANC and South Africa's uncertain future

Crisis States Research Centre public lecture

Date: Tuesday 5 May 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Andrew Feinstein and Michela Wrong
Chair: Jonathan di John

This event will chart the future of politics in South Africa and Kenya. Andrew Feinstein, former ANC MP and author of the recently published After the Party, will offer an explosive account of the power struggles currently dominating South African politics, and a crucial record of the ANC's record in power. Michela Wrong, author of the recently published It's Our Turn to Eat, will respond with comments based on her own research in Kenya.

Andrew Feinstein is s former ANC MP. He has written extensively for the Guardian and the New York Times, among other publications, and is a regular commentator on the BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera and CNN. After the Party is the first insider's expose of the African National Congress. Andrew Feinstein recounts how Thabo Mbeki repressed debate within the party, imposed aids denialism on government, refused to criticise Mugabe's rule in Zimbabwe and stopped an investigation of a £5 billion arms deal that was tainted be allegations of high level corruption. He is currently working on a book on the global arms trade.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis

For more information contact Laura Collins l.collins1@lse.ac.uk 020 7852 3735

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