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eTV's Big Debate series

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Dear Friends

You are invited to participate as an audience member in two debates being filmed at the MNET Studios in Randburg this Sunday 8th of November as part  of eTV's Big Debate series (in partnership with the Dinokeng Scenarios). The debates are hosted by Redi Direko.  Places are limited, so please reply to bigdebatesa@gmail.com  right away to secure a seat.

DEBATE ONE:  9AM - 11.00AM:  IS OUR FOREIGN POLICY IMMORAL?

Panelists and participants include:

Ambassador George Nene:  Department of International Relations
Desmond Tutu:  Anglican Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town
David Maynier:  DA Shadow Minister of Defence (critic of SA Arms Sales)
Prof Adam Habib:  Deputy Vice Chancellor, UJ
Charles Abrahams:  Lawyer for Khulumani (Apartheid Reparations Lawsuit)
Sipho Mthathi:  Human Rights Watch
Nomfundo Ngwenya:  SA Institute for International Affairs

DEBATE TWO:  12NOON - 2.00PM:   JOBS & THE ECONOMY - TIME FOR A NEW PARADIGM?

Panelists and participants include:

Kuben Pillay, Head of the Budget Office, National Treasury
Frans Baleni, General Secretary, NUM
Nick Holland, CEO Goldfields
Kuseni Dlamini, CEO Old Mutual
Prof Iraj Abedian, Pan-African Investments
Prof Dani Nabudere, Author "The Crash of International Finance-Capital"
Prof Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University

If you would like to attend one of these debates, reply to this email with the names and cell numbers of those people who would like to attend. Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Reply address: bigdebatesa@gmail.com


For the first debate, please put "CONFIRM DEBATE ONE: FOREIGN POLICY" in the subject.
For the second debate, put "CONFIRM DEBATE TWO: JOBS & THE ECONOMY" in the subject.

Full venue details in reply to your confirmation email.

PS:  DON'T MISS THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE NEW SERIES OF "THE BIG DEBATE" STARTING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER AT 9pm ON THE eNEWS CHANNEL).



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