Political

Political keynote speakers are dynamic and influential individuals who address audiences on critical political issues, policies, and ideologies.

They often have extensive experience in government, diplomacy, or activism, and their speeches inspire, inform, and engage listeners on a wide range of political topics.

These speakers are adept at breaking down complex issues, offering insightful perspectives, and motivating their audiences to take action or think critically about pressing matters in the political arena.

Whether at conferences, conventions, or public events, political keynote speakers play a vital role in shaping public discourse and promoting civic engagement.

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Justice Malala is an award-winning journalist, television host, political commentator and newspaper columnist He writes regular weekly columns for The Times newspaper, the Financial Mail magazine, a monthly column for DESTINY MAN magazine and regular columns for the Guardian newspaper in London. He is the resident political analyst for e.tv and the eNews Channel Africa. […]

  • New York, NY
  • Political
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Leanne Manas

Leanne Manas is a multiple-award winning South African TV presenter that has graced our screens for over a decade. Not many broadcasters can boast having had live TV experience 5 days a week for 12 years … Leanne is a qualified Speech and Drama teacher which she completed through London Trinity College and she also […]

  • Johannesburg, SA
  • Political
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Richard Calland

Prof Richard Calland teaches constitutional and human rights law, and some administrative law. He specializes in the law and practice of the right to access to information and whistleblowing protection; in administrative justice; in public ethics; and in constitutional design – largely derived from his work as programme manager of the Political Information & Monitoring […]

  • Cape Town, SA
  • Political
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Judith February

Judith February is a lawyer, governance specialist and columnist. She is based at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) as a Senior Research Associate and is a Visiting Fellow at the WITS School of Governance. Prior to that she was executive director of the Human Sciences Research Council’s Democracy and Governance unit and also head […]

  • Cape Town, SA
  • Political
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Dr Roelof Botha

Dr Roelof Botha is currently Joint Managing Director of GOPA Group SA, a multi-disciplinary research company that specialises in development facilitation. He has been an economic adviser to PriceWaterhouseCoopers for the past 17 years and is an experienced presenter & sought after consultant.  In 2005, he received the Sake-24/ABSA award for Economist of the Year, […]

  • Pretoria, SA
  • Political
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Mandla Isaacs

Mandla Isaacs is a public speaker, and facilitator. He is Managing Director of Zehuti Advisory, a communications and strategy firm. His main areas of expertise and interest are: political economy, business strategy/trends, South African and African development, international relations, public policy/administration and politics. His career has spanned management consulting, including with McKinsey – where he […]

  • Cape Town, SA
  • Finance
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Richard Poplak

Richard Poplak is an award-winning author, journalist, and filmmaker. He has become one of the most widely read and controversial political journalists in South Africa, editing at large for the Daily Maverick.  Poplak has reported from over 25 developing countries, for the Financial Times, Atlantic Monthly, The Guardian, among others. He was recently part of a team that won the […]

  • Toronto, ON
  • Political
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Herman Mashaba

Herman Mashaba grew up in a small village on the outskirts of Pretoria during the dark days of apartheid South Africa. Mashaba embraced independence early in life, having lost his father at the age of two. When his studies were interrupted by state security forces during the struggle against apartheid, Mashaba decided to pursue a […]

  • Johannesburg, SA
  • Leadership
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Laura Schwartz

From her roots as the White House Director of Events to her globe-trotting career as an emcee and keynote, Laura Schwartz brings her exuberant spirit and professional-speaking expertise to live events in person and virtual around the world. Laura keeps an audience engaged while achieving your event’s objectives. She taps into her experience to forge […]

  • Chicago, IL
  • Motivational
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Daniel Silke is recognized as one of South Africa’s leading political economy analysts, futurists and most passionate keynote speakers. His success lies in blending both economic and political trends in highly accessible yet insightful presentations. As Director of the Political Futures Consultancy based in Cape Town, Silke serves a host of major global blue-chip companies with outstanding keynotes and […]

  • Cape Town, SA
  • Political
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Speaker Solly Moeng

Solly Moeng is an experienced professional Political journalist and Branding Speaker with a career that has seen him manage a variety of branding projects in various sectors and in countries spanning several continents. He is an established independent media professional with specialisation in Reputation Management, Stakeholder Engagement Strategies, Strategic Internal & External Communications, PR and […]

  • Zurich
  • Political
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Ferial Haffajee

Ferial Haffajee is a South African editor and journalist. She is currently editor-at-large, Huffington Post SA and also editor of the African National Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) and is a researcher at the Public Affairs Research Institute. Previously, Ferial was editor-in-chief at the Mail and Guardian and City Press.  She is a regular analyst […]

  • Johannesburg, SA
  • Political
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Peter Zeihan

Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist, which is a fancy way of saying he helps people understand how the world works. Peter combines an expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology, and security to help clients best prepare for an uncertain future. Over the course of his career, Peter has worked for the US […]

  • Morrison, CO
  • Futurists
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Karyn Maughan

Karyn Maughan is a senior legal journalist at News24, documentary producer and bestselling author. She appears on SABC, Newzroom Afrika and eNCA. She is a BBC contributor. She was the associate producer on aN Amazon Prime Documentary on Oscar Pistorius. The four-part series, called “Pistorius” and was shortlisted for the prestigious Grierson award. Karyn Maughan […]

  • Johannesburg, SA
  • Political
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Lord Peter Hain

A former leading anti-apartheid campaigner, Lord Peter Hain in 2017/18 used his parliamentary privilege to expose global corporate complicity during the Zuma/Gupta decade of corruption. In 2022 he persuaded the UK government to suspend Bain & Co from public contracts for three years after they were found to have acted unlawfully for former President Zuma […]

  • London, UK
  • Political
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Ziyanda Ngcobo

Ziyanda Ngcobo is a senior politics reporter at Newzroom Afrika, broadcaster and moderator. Her career in the industry started at VOW FM (Voice of Wits) and went on to work for other media organisations such as EyeWitness News which broadcasts on 702, CapeTalk, KFM and 947 radio stations. Her vast investigative and in-depth reporting has […]

  • Johannesburg, SA
  • Political
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Arne Elias Corneliussen is a geopolitical advisor who supports business leaders, financial companies, and policy makers. He is a political scientist and he studied in the US, Egypt, and Chile. He traveled around the world from a young age, and possesses a broad and deep global understanding of geopolitical and strategic events and dynamics. He […]

  • Oslo, Norway
  • Political
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Conrad Koch

Conrad Koch is a double International EMMY nominated South African ventriloquist, with a master’s degree in corporate anthropology, who uses humor to inspire conversations in organizations. The CBC in Canada said “my face hurt from laughing so hard”, describing Conrad’s work as “absolutely delightful and technically brilliant”, “Koch throws away more laugh lines than many […]

  • Cape Town, SA
  • Political
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Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal in 1973. Since then, he’s worked to shine a light on the inner–workings of secret government. Woodward’s factual, non–partisan revelations to readers and speech audiences provide a view of Washington they’ll never get elsewhere. Woodward has written about the last ten U.S. presidents and chronicled how the […]

  • Washington, DC
  • Ted Speakers
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Ronak Gopaldas

Ronak Gopaldas is a political economist, “pracademic”, writer and speaker. His work focuses on the intersection of politics, economics, technology and business in Africa. He is currently a Director at Signal Risk, a fellow at GIBS and the co-founder of Mindflux Training. He was previously the Head of Country Risk at Rand Merchant Bank, where […]

  • Johannesburg, SA
  • Political
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Ian Bremmer

Establishing Eurasia Group with just $25,000, Ian Bremmer has overseen its huge growth to a company with offices in New York, Washington and London with experts and resources in more than 90 countries. The group provides advice and analysis regarding the economic outlook, global affairs and international relations, and as its president and public representative […]

  • New York, NY
  • Ted Speakers
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Punch-drunk public - Tony Leon

Ambassador Tony Leon is an award-winning author, noted speaker and consultant, and has had two highly successful careers in both front line South African politics and international diplomacy. Currently the Chairman of Resolve Communications (Pty) Ltd., he also consults to business in South America and South Africa, writes columns for South Africa’s leading newspapers, and […]

  • Cape Town, SA
  • Leadership
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Mzukisi Qobo

Dr Mzukisi Qobo is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the NRF Research Chair on African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, University of Johannesburg. He serves on the Boards of Corruption Watch and Johannesburg Development Agency. At the Johannesburg Development Agency, he has chaired the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee (REMCO) and also sat on […]

  • Johannesburg, SA
  • Political
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Zapiro

Zapiro was born in Cape Town in the 1950’s, Johnathan Shapiro couldn’t quite make up his mind as to what he wanted to do – career wise. He would never have imagined a career in cartooning. A political satirist from whom no politician is safe – not even the President, Zapiro has had no shortage […]

  • Cape Town, SA
  • Political

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