South African politics is changing. The future of the broader ANC Alliance and COSATU now hangs in the balance as Trade Union rivalries, policy disagreements and personality clashes begin to fashion an entirely new political climate in the country.
The advent of the EFF has also disrupted the somewhat predictable pattern of parliamentary procedures and is causing substantial tension within the ruling party. Add to this a stronger Democratic Alliance and a weakened ANC – particularly in Gauteng – and you have a recipe for a much more competitive and contested political arena in the run-up to the 2016 local government elections and beyond.
South Africa may also get a brand new political grouping on the Left of the political spectrum if NUMSA’s suspension from COSATU is made permanent. This too can weaken the ANC, take away some electoral support and destabilise the ruling party’s power base.
Add to this mix a weakened Presidency under Jacob Zuma still battling issues surrounding Nkandla and a domestic economy that has deteriorated to lower levels of growth and you have a serious yet dynamic and potentially exciting environment in which both political and economic change can occur.
Renowned Political Analyst, Author and Public Speaker, Daniel Silke now offers a comprehensive overview of where the country is and where it may be going in the near future.
Unchartered Waters: The New Politics of South Africa in 2015 & Beyond is an essential guide to these dramatic events unfolding before our eyes. With his usual balanced insight, flair and understated humour, Silke will address questions around the future of the ANC and its Leadership; the role of Unions in the business environment; the domestic South African economy as well as political competition into the future.
This Keynote is set to become a core component of the conference and convention circuit over the next year. It is essential that your business be prepared for the future. Book Now!
Daniel Silke is recognized as one of South Africa’s leading Political Analysts, Futurists and most passionate Keynote Speakers. As Director of the Political Futures Consultancy & faculty consultant for Duke Corporate Education, Silke serves a host of major blue-chip companies with outstanding keynotes and workshops aimed at the convention, conference and events industries. He has over 15 years experience in delivering stimulating, entertaining and insightful presentations on South African, African and Global political and economic trends. His client list includes Oracle, CISCO, PwC, MTN, KPMG, FirstRand, Grant Thornton, Deloittes, Distell, Momentum, Sanlam, Estee Lauder, FNB, SunGard, Barclays and ABSA. Silke is the author of the acclaimed book Tracking the Future: Top trends that will shape South Africa and the World and regularly appears on CNBC Africa, ANN7, ENCA, SABC while his comments are carried by Bloomberg, AFP, the BBC, 702, Classic FM and Business Day. Silke has recently returned from presenting at the prestigious World Affairs Council in Washington DC.