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Friday, April 6, 2018


DUT Journalism and the Gandhi Development Trust (GDT) will present the annual Mahatma Gandhi Media Lecture (MGML) on April 11. The guest speaker is Sello Hatang, Chief Executive Officer at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

This year’s event is of special significance for a variety of reasons. It’s not only the 10th anniversary of the lecture but will also serve as a tribute to the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela. A video in memory of the “Mother of the Nation’ courtesy of Anant Singh’s Videovision will be screened.

Moreover, 2018 marks the 125th anniversary of the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa as well as what would have been the 100th birthday of the ‘icon of icons’ Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

The MGML was launched a decade back by the then Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Broadcasting, Jay Naidoo. Speakers through the years included Delhi-based author Adv Anil Nauriya, Africa Program Co-ordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Angela Quintal, Dr Yacoob Abba Omar former Director of Operations at the Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA), Executive Director at the Africa Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) Adv Vasu Gounden, and Mondli Makhanya Editor-in-Chief at the City Press.  

The Mahatma Gandhi Media Lecture (MGML) takes place on April 11 at 16h30 in the Arthur Smith Hall at City Campus of the Durban University of Technology (DUT). It's open to the public and entrance is free.

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