Invitation: Leon Louw on The State of the Nation

You are invited to a presentation by Leon Louw on The State of the Nation on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, at the Free Market Foundation, Bryanston.
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Invitation: Leon Louw on The State of the Nation

You are invited to a presentation by Leon Louw on The State of the Nation on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, at the Free Market Foundation, Bryanston.

INVITATION

You are invited to a presentation by


  
Leon Louw

 

on

 

The State of the Nation


 
Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2015

NOTE NEW VENUE: FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston

Time: 18h00-18h30 (Registration & cheese ’n wine) --- 18h30-20h00 presentation

 

Rarely has there been more pessimism about South Africa – not even during the daunting transition years. Such distress is justified by many facts and figures and compounded by concerns regarding the competence and integrity of leadership, including or especially President Zuma, by the emergence of hysterical radicalism in organised labour and politics, and by the catastrophic state of almost everything in government hands.

When assessing the state of the nation, and because we are hard-wired to reduce everything to one of two and see things in black and white, in both senses of the term, the easiest thing would be to itemise and lament the gloomy status quo and outlook. But the world is not binary. Come and hear how Leon Louw Executive Director of the FMF rises above that default mindset to consider the nuanced complexity of the real world.

It is easy to be negative because there is much to be negative about. The question Louw will ask – and answer – is whether there is also much to be positive about. His view is that there is, and that the self-interest of most role-players (government, opposition parties, beleaguered whites, avaricious blacks, radical activists etc) renders them incapable of recognising or acknowledging it. Louw is neither a Jonah wallowing in misery, nor a euphoric Pollyanna. He will consider the facts dispassionately with a view to a realistic assessment of where we are and what lies ahead.


RSVP: Please book your place by clicking on http://www.fmfevents.co.za/Event.aspx?ID=93 (essential as seating is limited)

Guests & friends welcome – please RSVP for each one individually so that their names are recorded. If cannot join us, no need to RSVP

Entry: Free but a voluntary donation towards catering costs and the work of the FMF in general would be greatly appreciated.

Security: Please bring this invitation with you as it will speed up the security process; without it you will need to complete the security form at the gate

 

Media Enquiries:

Jayne Boccaleone
011 884 0270
082 904 3616
jaynb@mweb.co.za

Other Enquiries: 

Joan Evans
011 884 0270
joanevans@fmfsa.org

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INVITATION

You are invited to a presentation by


  
Leon Louw

 

on

 

The State of the Nation


 
Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2015

NOTE NEW VENUE: FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston

Time: 18h00-18h30 (Registration & cheese ’n wine) --- 18h30-20h00 presentation

 

Rarely has there been more pessimism about South Africa – not even during the daunting transition years. Such distress is justified by many facts and figures and compounded by concerns regarding the competence and integrity of leadership, including or especially President Zuma, by the emergence of hysterical radicalism in organised labour and politics, and by the catastrophic state of almost everything in government hands.

When assessing the state of the nation, and because we are hard-wired to reduce everything to one of two and see things in black and white, in both senses of the term, the easiest thing would be to itemise and lament the gloomy status quo and outlook. But the world is not binary. Come and hear how Leon Louw Executive Director of the FMF rises above that default mindset to consider the nuanced complexity of the real world.

It is easy to be negative because there is much to be negative about. The question Louw will ask – and answer – is whether there is also much to be positive about. His view is that there is, and that the self-interest of most role-players (government, opposition parties, beleaguered whites, avaricious blacks, radical activists etc) renders them incapable of recognising or acknowledging it. Louw is neither a Jonah wallowing in misery, nor a euphoric Pollyanna. He will consider the facts dispassionately with a view to a realistic assessment of where we are and what lies ahead.


RSVP: Please book your place by clicking on http://www.fmfevents.co.za/Event.aspx?ID=93 (essential as seating is limited)

Guests & friends welcome – please RSVP for each one individually so that their names are recorded. If cannot join us, no need to RSVP

Entry: Free but a voluntary donation towards catering costs and the work of the FMF in general would be greatly appreciated.

Security: Please bring this invitation with you as it will speed up the security process; without it you will need to complete the security form at the gate

 

Media Enquiries:

Jayne Boccaleone
011 884 0270
082 904 3616
jaynb@mweb.co.za

Other Enquiries: 

Joan Evans
011 884 0270
joanevans@fmfsa.org

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