5 June 2008

Dr Mamphela Ramphele.. again.

For the second time in the past month we had a chance to hear Dr Mamphela Ramphele speaking. She is the co-founder of Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) and generally incredibly sharp individual with enough love for her country to criticise it. Tuesday night’s event in the Book Lounge was part of the launching of her recent book Laying Ghosts to Rest. I am still yet to start reading the book as there’s been few others on my reading list before that, but I hear it’s an interesting one to say the least.

Unlike on last occasion, we actually recorded her speech, or rather question and answer session, and we are going to use that in our future projects for Voxpop Africa.

Dr Mamphela Ramphele signing her new book

The photograph is actually from the previous event at Cape Town’s Waterfront. This time we didn’t have time to take photos.

As a side note: we’re going to see one of the top comedians of all time Chris Rock this Thursday and while the event is purely social (there’s certain amount of red tape to record such events i.e. you cannot do it) it’s very exiting nonetheless.

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