This is the first in what Wits University hopes will be an annual public lecture to remember Carlos Cardoso, a Wits student who was deported by the South African state in 1974 because of his support for the Frelimo government in Mozambique. There he became a leading journalist. But while investigating a massive fraud at the country's largest bank, implicating leading political figures and their families, Cardoso was assassinated in the streets of Maputo on 22 November 2000.
The lecture will be delivered by Advocate Pansy Tlakula, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information for the African Commission for Human and Peoples' Rights.
Tlakula was a member of the South African Human Rights Commission for six years before she joined the Electoral Commission in 2002. Tlakula has received a number of awards including the Rapport/City Press Prestige Woman in 2006 and the 2007 CEO Magazine Most Influential Woman award in the category of government and related institutions. She was appointed Special Rapporteur in 2005 and reappointed for a second term in 2010.
The lecture will be on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 at the FNB Building, West Campus, Wits University, from 11:00 to 12:30
It will form part of the annual intensive three-day investigative journalism workshop - Power Reporting: the African Investigative Journalism Conference - which takes place from 29 to 31 October 2012. The conference features a strong line-up of prominent speakers and experienced journalists from around the globe who will teach award-winning investigative skills.
The lecture will be audio-streamed at http://slls.wits.ac.za/powerreporting
For more information on the conference go to http://www.journalism.co.za/powerreporting