"Inside South Africa's Transition: Challenges of Post-liberation Governance" Barry Gilder (Fellow, Mapungubwe Institute)
- 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2013
- 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2013
- Rm 505 African Studies Center, 232 Bay State
BARRY GILDER was born in South Africa in 1950. He went into exile in 1976, composed and sang struggle songs at anti-apartheid events in Europe and elsewhere, and served in the ANC’s intelligence structures until his return to South Africa in 1991. He later became deputy head of the South African Secret Service. In 2010 he participated in the setting up of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, a policy think tank established by former senior leaders in the democratic government and served as its Director Operations until early 2013. He remains a Fellow of the Mapungubwe Institute and is currently temporarily resident in New Delhi, India. He serves on the Advisory Body set up by South Africa’s Minister for Public Service and Administration involved in the establishment of a new National School of Government in South Africa.