This EE activist seminar took place on the 31st October at UCT.
“Was South Africa sold out in 1994? A public debate on the economic choices at the time of the transition.” This topic was prompted by an article written by Ronnie Kasrils in the Gaurdian in which he asserts that the ANC had, in the past, failed to make favourable decisions which would lead to more radical economic change in South Africa. He continues by stating that these decisions, in the transitory period of 1990, resulted in deepened inequality and poverty. The panel included Ronnie Kasrils (Former Minister of Intelligence and ANC NEC member) and Rob Petersen (Adv of the High Court of South Africa). Fatima Hassan (Executive Director of the Open Society Foundation South Africa) chaired the session.