INVITATION: LeadUP Conversation: African politics

  • DATE

    11 October 2023

  • TIME

    18:00 - 19:30



The University of Pretoria (UP) Alumni Office invites you to join the next instalment of our LeadUP: Alumni Thought Leadership Conversations, titled ‘Beyond 2023: How current trends in African politics are reshaping a continent’.

This online panel discussion will zoom out over the African continent, with our expert panellists deconstructing the trends – progressive and regressive – that are currently shaping the continent and its politics.

Prof Nicola de Jager, Associate Professor of Political Science at Stellenbosch University; Prof Derick de Jongh, Director of UP’s Albert Luthuli Leadership Institute; Prof Christopher Isike, Professor of African Politics and International Relations in UP's Department of Political Sciences; and Moeletsi Mbeki, National Chairman of the SA Institute of International Affairs will be in conversation with journalist and strategic communications practitioner Sebenzile Nkambule.

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During this discussion you will gain insight into:

  • Elections in Nigeria and Zimbabwe in 2023, and what the outcomes and expectations portend;
  • Trends in other African countries’ elections that might be seen in South Africa’s 2024 election, especially other African countries governed by coalitions;
  • What is at stake in Sudan’s conflict, and what this might mean for peacekeeping efforts in the region;
  • Whether South Africa’s ‘friendship’ with Russia is a threat to the country’s relations with the West; and
  • What Uganda’s recent anti-gay bill and Namibia’s recent progressive court ruling on same-sex marriage say about trends in human rights laws in Africa.

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