“SA at a Crossroads…. with Potholes.”
Author / columnist / journalist / satirist
to talk at The Valley Trust Business Breakfast.
Fig Tree Farm, Hillcrest: Fri 21 Oct: 8am until 10.30am
Award-winning columnist, journalist, satirist and author of three books, Bhekisisa Mncube, is the guest speaker at The Valley Trust fundraising business breakfast at Fig Tree Farm in Hillcrest at 8am on Friday 21 October talking about “SA at a Crossroads…. with Potholes.”
Mncube has no holy cows as he sets his sight on the malaise that bedevils our republic and confronts those responsible for the political decay.
The breakfast to raise funds for The Valley Trust, a registered non-profit and public benefit organization, founded in 1953. The Valley Trust uses health promotion and other means to improve the wellbeing of the rural communities of the Valley of 1000 Hills.
The breakfast will be attended by captains of industry, prominent church leaders and community stalwarts who keep the fires burning at the homes of vulnerable citizens.
Mncube is author of the best-selling memoir The Love Diary of a Zulu Boy. He recently launched his profoundly personal reflection, The Ramaphosa Chronicles, to critical acclaim. He uses letter writing, to conduct an open-ended dialogue with the President.
With literacy wittiness and rare courage he tackles heavy subjects such as the bizarre prohibition of booze and cigarettes in recent times, Covid-19 PPE criminal misdemeanours, Zuma, Nkandla and of course, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane and her unusual court losing streak. “I use humour and irony to unpack the Ramaphosa administration. This helps me to lose less hair every time a political figure associated with Ramaphosa messes up. I laugh it off, but not without a net of irony thrown in for good measure,” Mncube insists.
- Tickets for breakfast with Bhekisisa Mncube are R290 pp / R2 500 for a table of 10 – and are available through Quicket or The Valley Trust on 031-716 6800.
- Fig Tree Farm is at 57 Inanda Rd, Hillcrest, Durban.
- His latest book, The Ramaphosa Chronicles, will be available for sale at breakfast.
- The Valley Trust and Fig Tree Farm are both members of the 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organisation.