Slabbert: Man on a Mission

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Join Daily Maverick Associate Editor Marianne Thamm and Professor Albert Grundlingh as they explore the long-awaited biography of Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, which offers sharp insights into the thinking and motivation of this most unlikely politician and provides new perspectives on a figure who even today remains something of an enigma.
​​​​​​​An academic, opposition politician, democratic facilitator or businessman, Frederik van Zyl Slabbert was always a man on a mission. Slabbert was different and his reputation for honesty, integrity, wit and courage still towers above many of his contemporaries.

  • Marianne Thamm has toiled as a journalist / writer / satirist / editor / columnist / author for over 30 years and currently holds the position of Assistant Editor at Daily Maverick, since 2014. She has published widely both locally and internationally. It was journalism that chose her and not the other way around. Marianne would have preferred plumbing or upholstering.

  • Professor Albert Grundlingh​​​​​​​ holds a doctorate from the University of South Africa and was the Head of the History Department at the University of Stellenbosch. He is the author, co-author and editor of a number of books, and has published numerous articles in international academic journals. He specialises in social and cultural history with a particular interest in war and society. His major works deal with the so-called ‘Handsuppers’ and ‘Joiners’ during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899–1902, and black South African troops during the First World War. He is also the co-author of a book on the history of rugby in South African society. He retired in 2018.

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  • Marianne Thamm

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  • Albert Grundlingh

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