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Max du Preez
Max du Preez
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Category:
Speaker
Location:
Cape Town South Africa
Preferred Language:
Afrikaans, English
Tags:
Businessman,Journalist,Political Analyst
Profile:
Guest Speaker, MAX DU PREEZ is a veteran South African journalist, author and public speaker.
 
He is Extraordinary Professor at the School of Communications at Northwest University and a Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Ethics in Africa at the University of Fort Hare. He is a former political correspondent for the Financial Mail, Sunday Times and Business Day and founded Vrye Weekblad in 1988. He was a television producer and presenter between 1994 and 2000.

Max is the author of thirteen books on South African history and politics. His latest, A Rumour of Spring – South Africa After Twenty Years of Democracy -  won the coveted Alan Paton Prize for Non-fiction in 2014. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Free Sate University in 2016 and by Stellenbosch University in 2018.

Among his many awards are The Louis M Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism from the Niemann Fellows at Harvard University; the Nat Nakasa Award for Courageous Journalism from the SA National Editors’ Forum; the Pringle Prize from the National Union of Journalists; the Award for Outstanding Journalism from the Foreign Correspondents Association; and the Yale Globalist International Journalist of 2006.
Guest Speaker, MAX DU PREEZ is a veteran South African journalist, author and public speaker.
 
He is Extraordinary Professor at the School of Communications at Northwest University and a Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Ethics in Africa at the University of Fort Hare. He is a former political correspondent for the Financial Mail, Sunday Times and Business Day and founded Vrye Weekblad in 1988. He was a television producer and presenter between 1994 an
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