Bheki Makhubu to Deliver the 2015 Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture
04 Nov 2015
PEN South Africa is a partner of this year’s Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Tawana Kupe and Wits Journalism invite you to the fourth annual Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Bheki Makhubu of The Nation, Swaziland.
Carlos Cardoso was a Wits student deported to Mozambique in 1974 because of his support for the Frelimo Government. He became a journalist, but while investigating a massive political and financial fraud he was assassinated in the streets of Maputo on 22 November 2000.
Bheki Makhubu, a journalist for 27 years, is a columnist and Editor-in-Chief of The Nation, considered the sole independent newspaper in Swaziland. He was jailed in March 2014 on charges of contempt of court following the publication of articles criticising the judicial system. He was released in July of this year.
Date: 10 November 2015
Time: 4:30 PM Reception, 5:30 PM Lecture
Venue: FNB Building, West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand
The lecture is being held during Power Reporting – the African Investigative Journalism Conference.