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Franschhoek Literary Festival

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Getting down to business at the Franschhoek Literary Festival

Business and the economy are hot topics in South Africa every day, and are already heating up the programme of the 2016 Franschhoek Literary Festival.

Africa is Open for BusinessHow South Africa WorksThe Looting MachineInnovationGod, Spies and LiesA Manifesto For Social Change


The 2016 FLF takes place on the 13, 14 and 15 May.

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FRIDAY 16h00-17h00

[40] What is business as usual in Africa? (New School Hall)

CNBC and Power FM presenter Victor Kgomoeswana (Africa is Open for Business) discusses business in Africa with Brenthurst Foundation Director Greg Mills (How South Africa Works) and Financial Times investigations correspondent Tom Burgis (The Looting Machine)..

SATURDAY 11h30-12h30

[63] Can entrepreneurs be made? (Old School Hall)

Former Business Day editor Songezo Zibi (How South Africa Works) asks Greg Mills, multi-award-winning science journalist and the science editor at the Mail & Guardian Sarah Wild (Innovation: Shaping South Africa through Science) and Victor Kgomoeswana what is needed from and for South African entrepreneurs.

SATURDAY 16h00-17h00

[91] The reporting business (Old School Hall)

Columnist/broadcaster Mike Wills asks Claire Bisseker (Financial Mail), Songezo Zibi (former editor Business Day) and Tom Burgis (Financial Times) about the challenges and responsibilities of reporting about the economy and business in a changing world, from the nitty gritty of stock markets to the big stories and how they are covered.

SUNDAY 11h30

[112] Do you understand the South African economy? (New School Hall)

John Matisonn (God, Spies and Lies: Finding South Africa’s Future Through its Past) will discuss how to get to grips with South Africa’s complex and precarious economy with Greg Mills and Moeletsi Mbeki (A Manifesto For Social Change: How To Save South Africa).

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