The Gathering 2017 - brought to you by Daily Maverick

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Thursday, 03 August 2017 @ 09:00

R1500.00 - R1800.00

brought to you by Daily Maverick



This is not a media conference but rather a conference about media, tackling the issues of government regulatory attempts, fake news, waning business models and the duty of business to support local independent media in a time of dominance by global players and state capture. 

The full-day event will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, on Thursday, 3rd August 2017. Speakers include:

Panels will be moderated by Daily Maverick and media partner, EWN, journos. 


Aim of The Gathering:

To raise awareness of the importance of freedom of speech, truthful communication and authenticity across all platforms.

  1. Bring together business, media and marketers for a frank assessment
  2. Highlight issues to stakeholders & debate their role in media landscape
  3. Identify the greater social consequences of the deteriorating media
  4. Inform and motivate people to take action

Topics for the day:

  • Defending truth and free speech - why we need business to play a bigger role
  • Fake News - how it impacts society and media sustainability
  • Government efforts to regulate media - what it means for the future of South Africa
  • Social media - a contract with the devil or media saviour?
  • #GuptaLeaks – a behind the scenes panel on the biggest media story of our time


Speakers include:

  • Pravin Gordhan
  • Wendy Appelbaum
  • Mcebisi Jonas
  • Iqbal Survé
  • Jay Naidoo
  • Mark Heywood
  • Mike Abel
  • Sipho Pityana
  • Phumzille van Damme
  • Mbuyiseni Ndlovu
  • Sam Sole
  • Luke McKend
  • Branko Brkic



Ranjeni Munusamy, Marianne Thamm, Redi Thlabi, Xolani Gwala and Bruce Whitfield,


Doors open at 7.30am, line-up subject to change. Ticket prices include meals and refreshments.



Section Adult (5 or more) Adult
General Admission R1,500.00 R1,800.00
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Address: Convention Square,1 Lower Long St,Cape Town,8001


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