Who will rule? The significance of South Africa’s upcoming election

Wednesday 15 May 2024   13:00 to 14:00


Adriaan Basson, Editor-in-chief, News24


Virtual Event


Adriaan Basson black and white Adriaan Basson is editor-in-chief of News24 and the author of four books on corruption and current affairs. He is the recipient of multiple awards for investigative journalism, including the CNN African Journalist of the Year for news and the Taco Kuiper award.

As an investigative journalist on the Mail & Guardian, Basson was a founding member of the centre for investigative journalism amaBhungane, before moving to City Press as assistant editor. In 2013, he became editor of Beeld and in 2016 was appointed editor-in-chief of News24.

Basson will speak about the significance of South Africa’s general elections, which will be held on 29 May. He will discuss the issues discussed in the campaign and how global journalists should cover the vote, which will define the future of one of the most important countries on earth.

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Part of the Reuter’s Institute for Jouranism’s Global Journalism Seminars.


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