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When Mcebisi Jonas was fired as Deputy Finance Minister in 2016 by Jacob Zuma, in what was widely seen as a direct attack on the Treasury, it rocked the South African economy. In 2018, Jonas created shock waves when he testified at the Commission into State Capture that the Gupta family offered him R600 million to become the next Finance Minister.

Since then, Jonas has given much thought to the political situation in South Africa and how we might resuscitate the nation's economy. "South Africa isn't far from chaos or the IMF" he told Fin24 in an interview. But he thinks the situation is salvageable.

Jonas will be in conversation with Professor Mark Swilling from Stellenbosch University. Swilling is steeped in the state capture story and an old activist friend of Jonas. Their combined take on the South African political economy promises to be a memorable discussion.  

In May, MTN announced that Jonas has been appointed its chairperson-designate. He will take up the position on 15th December.

His new book After Dawn: Hope after State Capture will be available for purchase.

When and where?

Cattle Baron, Pinelands

Mon 09 Sep 2019 at 12:30 PM (SAST)
Mon 09 Sep 2019 at 2:30 PM (SAST)

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The Cape Town Press Club