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Haffajee a guest speaker at GIPCA lecture

Editor-in-chief of City Press newspaper and former editor of the Mail & Guardian, Ferial Haffajee, will be a speaker on Thursday, 27 September as part of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series.
She will discuss the National Development Plan, considering many questions that arise from it, most significantly whether it is an unattainable dream or initiates our every potential.

Often spearheading controversy, Haffajee has been lauded for her social and political knowledge and courage; with stories of national and international significance, such as the Kebble murder trial and most recently the controversies around artist Brett Murray's painting The Spear.

Winner of various awards

Haffajee chairs the SA National Editors Forum's ethics and diversity committee, and sits on the boards of the International Press Institute and the World Editors Forum, as well as Gender Links - an organisation focused on improving the media's coverage of development and gender empowerment. She is a previous winner of the Shoprite-Checkers Woman of the Year award, The Media magazine's Women in Media award, and a Sanlam Financial Journalism award. In 2008, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

This event will take place at the University of Cape Town's Hiddingh Campus in Orange Street, Cape Town at 5.30pm. For more information, email .