Lord Peter Hain, exiled former anti-apartheid leader and United Kingdom Cabinet Minister, talks about 50 years of campaigning against apartheid and corruption, and building a new future. He will discuss his role in exposing global complicity in state capture, the inside story of his campaigning and why it matters to him and the future of South Africa.
Bio: The child of South African parents jailed, banned, and forced into exile during the freedom struggle, Peter Hain led anti-apartheid campaigns to stop all-white South African sports tours. He served in the United Kingdom Labour Government for twelve years, seven of these in the Cabinet. He negotiated the 2007 settlement to end the conflict in Northern Ireland and was a Foreign Minister with successive responsibilities for Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He has chaired the United Nations Security Council and negotiated international treaties. He was also Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Secretary of State for Wales, Leader of the House of Commons and Energy Minister.
His concise readable biography, Mandela His Essential Life, was published in 2018; his memoirs, Outside In, in 2012; his two thrillers about poaching and corruption set in South Africa, The Rhino Conspiracy, in 2020 and its sequel, The Elephant Conspiracy, in 2022. His South African memoir, A Pretoria Boy, was published in 2021. He has degrees from Queen Mary University, London, and Sussex University. He has lived in South Wales for over 30 years and is Visiting Professor at both the University of South Wales and Pretoria University's Business School.
Date: Saturday 11 March
Time: 10h00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Kramer Law Building - For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 065 2634 - if no reply, please WhatsApp 060 487 9719 (messages only)
Lecture Fee: R110; Staff and students: R55 - Bookings can be made through webtickets
The Book Lounge will be selling Lord Haine's books before and after the lecture, and he will be available after the lecture to sign copies of his book participants may wish to bring with them or purchase on the night.