Two Minutes to Midnight: Will Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC survive?

About The Webinar

On 18 December 2017, Cyril Ramaphosa beat out Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma by 179 votes - a margin of only 3%. A narrow victory that illustrates the deep divide that exists within the ruling party and begs the question: Will Ramaphosa’s ANC survive the ANC National General Council in June 2020, or will the fight for our country’s leadership continue?

Wednesday 24 June will see Ferial Haffajee in conversation with Dr Oscar van Heerden about his recently launched book Two Minutes to Midnight.

​​​​​​​Together they will give viewers an insight into the political mechanisms of the ANC and discuss the political moves that Van Heerden witnessed at Nasrec in 2017.

  • DR OSCAR VAN HEERDEN is a scholar of International Relations (IR) and completed his PhD and master’s studies at the University of Cambridge. He has lectured IR at the University of the Witwatersrand and was also a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Johannesburg. His work experience over the last 20 years has been in Strategic Support at the ANC headquarters in the late 1990s, the South African Qualifications Authority in 2000 and as an independent management
    consultant working mostly but not exclusively with various government departments, in particular the Security Cluster. He is a columnist for Daily Maverick and remains an engaged intellectual provocateur and thought leader in South Africa.

  • FERIAL HAFFAJEE is Daily Maverick's Associate Editor and former editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper. In 2014, Haffajee was awarded the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists and was appointed to the board International Press Institute in 2011.

  • Daily Maverick

    Webinar Host

  • Ferial Haffajee

    Webinar Host

  • Oscar Van Heerden

    Webinar Guest

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