Kalk Bay Books & The Annex Restaurant
invite you to
Friday 19 October at 7pm
A lecture/discussion led by
The implications of Diepsloot
Veteran journalist Anton Harber’s has written about Diepsloot in a book of the same name that was
shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award.
The desperately poor area existing alongside one of the wealthiest areas in South Africa,
is a microcosm of the country as a whole. Harber will talk about what the implications are for us all if the
circumstances of the haves vs have-nots remain as they are.
Diepsloot is a post-apartheid settlement with about 250,000 crammed into five square miles, with more than its
fair share of youth, foreigners and unemployed. It offers a way of understanding the politics of this country on the ground, a place which presents so many of the questions facing this country.
Why are people still living under these conditions? Why are the local politicians tearing each other apart?
How do people survive? Do they still believe in democracy?
This title takes you inside, walking the streets, meeting the people, probing the bitter local political battles,
and asking what an area like Diepsloot portends for the future of South Africa.
This is an opportunity to consider more deeply what the future holds for us, in discussion with a man who has researched this issue from all sides.
There will be an R80 entry fee for this event – payable in advance to secure your seat.
Numbers will be limited to 80 people to ensure a seat for everyone.
To book, call the bookshop at 021 788 2266, between 9am and 6pm.
Payment can then be made at the shop or via EFT to confirm your seat.
Kalk Bay Books
For reference: ‘your surname’/Anton Harber, eg. Smith/Anton Harber
About Anton Harber:
Professor Anton Harber directs the Journalism and Media Studies Programme at Wits University.
He is former editor of the Mail & Guardian. Currently, Harber is the Caxton Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and director of the Journalism Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
He has had a long career in journalism, media management and the training of journalists.
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