In a special edition of the Daily Maverick's Election Edition of The Gathering, top politicians Zille, Gigaba, Ramphele; top trade unionists Vavi, Jim, and more - including the ANC's biggest pain, Thuli Madonsela - will be grilled by Daily Maverick and eNCA editors. And you can be there...
Confirmed speakers are wide-ranging and influential in light of the elections, and they include Malusi Gigaba, Helen Zille, Zwelinzima Vavi, Mamphela Ramphele, Thuli Madonsela, Max du Preez, David Lewis, Irvin Jim, Iraj Abedian, Jay Naidoo, Fatima Hassan and Sisonke Msimang. The panellists will be grilled, probed and questioned, in front of a live audience.
Says Styli Charalambous, CEO of Daily Maverick, "The initiative was created with the vision of bringing together great minds, a springboard for dialogue and speakers like no other. The South African electorate is starved of direct debate because of how our political systems are structured. This event brings the public closer to the people carving out the political landscape in our country. And more importantly, under the scrutiny of experienced journalists who are not afraid to ask the uncomfortable questions that the voting public wants to know."
Internationally acclaimed comedian, John Vlismas, will take centre stage as the host and MC, along with Tumi Morake, by providing their satirical and incisive commentary between the series of heated panel debates and discussions.
Bizcommunity.com, Daily Maverick in association with Nando's, and media partner eNCA, are giving away five free tickets to the event. And it's so easy to win. All we want you to do is suggest the question you would like to hear the editors ask. We'll select what we reckon are the best/most original/most amusing/most insightful/most likely to have the recipient running for cover, and those will be the winning entries.
Date: Thursday, 10 April 2014 Venue: Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg Time: 8am-5pm Tickets: To book online go to www.dailymaverick.co.za.
Send your winning entry to and head it 'Let's Roast Them'. Closing date for entries is 5pm on Thursday, 3 April. Winners will be advised on Monday, 7 April.
Entry is open to all except employees and their immediate families of Bizcommunity.com, Daily Maverick, Nando's and eNCA and their advertising agencies.
Closing date for entries 5pm on Thursday, 3 April; no late entries after that date will be accepted.
Tickets are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for a cash refund in the event of a winner being unable to attend the event.
The judges' decision is final.
Don't just sit there, think up that question you have been dying to ask one of the panellists and send it in. You might well find your question posed to its hapless target with just the result you have dreamed about all this time.
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