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Monday, 31 July 2017

Book Launch: Fate of the Nation: Scenarios for South Africa's Future


The South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to the book launch of 'Fate of the Nation: Scenarios for South Africa's Future' by Jakkie Cilliers.

Jakkie Cilliers is a well-known political commentator and African analyst. He founded the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and currently serves as chairman of the board of trustees.

Respondent: Saki Macozoma, Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Safika Holding (Pty) Ltd and the discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, SAIIA's Chief Executive.

Event Details: 

Date:    Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Time:    12h00 - 14h00 (light lunch will be served).
Venue:  SAIIA Head Office, East Campus, Wits University, Braamfontein, Johannesburg 
RSVP:    To register, please click HERE

We will live stream the Motion of No Confidence debate from 14h00 onwards and guests are welcome to stay on to watch proceedings.

Jakkie Cilliers

What does our future hold? In these uncertain times, this is the question on many South Africans’ lips. Will we become more prosperous and less divided as a nation or remain hugely unequal and generally poor? Will the ANC split or eventually be forced into an alliance with the EFF after 2019? Could the DA rule the country after the 2024 elections?

In Fate of the Nation Jakkie Cilliers develops three scenarios for our immediate future and beyond: Bafana Bafana, Nation Divided and Mandela Magic. Cilliers says the ANC is currently paralysed by the power struggle between what he calls the Traditionalists and the Reformers. It is this power struggle that has led to the inept leadership, policy confusion and poor service delivery that has plagued the country in recent years. Key to which scenario could become our reality is who will be elected to the ANC’s top leadership at the party’s national conference in December 2017. Whichever group wins there will determine what our future looks like. This is a book for all concerned South Africans.


Mr Sakumzi (Saki) Macozoma is a prominent businessman in South Africa. He is the chairman of Safika Holdings and Tshipi é Ntle and Ntsimbintle Mining and a director at Volkswagen South Africa. He is also a director of Vodacom Group Limited. Mr Macozoma has a BA degree from the University of South Africa and he was also a former president of Business Leadership South Africa. In 2012 he was recognised for his work in civil society when the University of South Africa (Unisa) bestowed on him the Calabash award for his fight against oppression during the apartheid regime. The Calabash award is one of highest honours that can be bestowed on an individual by Unisa.