Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will deliver the keynote address at News24's inaugural On the Record summit on 1 September 2022.

On the Record with News24 will host Zondo alongside South Africa's leading opinion makers and future shapers at the Sandton Convention Centre.

In what could be the biggest thought leadership event since the Covid-19 pandemic, the country's top business, political and civil leaders will participate in robust, thoughtful discussions about South Africa's future.  

The summit, in partnership with Nedbank, will feature a range of panel discussions, facilitated by News24 editors, including editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson.

Other heavy hitters who will join Zondo on stage are Eskom CEO André De Ruyter, Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, Justice Minister Ronald Lamola, Investigating Directorate head Andrea Johnson, Business Leadership SA CEO Busi Mavuso, Johannesburg Executive Mayor Mpho Phalatse, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and Gift of the Givers Foundation founder Imtiaz Sooliman.

On the Record Programme

8:00 - 8:45 Registration, everyone to be seated by 9 am

 9:10 - 9:30 Introduction and welcome: Devi Sankaree Govender and Adriaan Basson

9:30 - 10:00 Keynote address by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo

10:00 - 10:45 - Panel 1: State capture & corruption | How to eat the elephant?

Facilitator: Pieter du Toit
(News24 assistant editor)

  • Justice Minister Ronald Lamola
  • Advocate Andrea Johnson
    (NPA head of the Investigating Directorate)
  • Lawson Naidoo
    (Executive Secretary of CASAC)
  • Karyn Maughan
    (News24 specialist legal writer) 

10:45 - 11:15 Tea

11:15 - 12:00 - Panel 2: Economy | Why can’t SA’s economy grow?

Facilitator: Carol Paton
(News24 writer-at-large)

  • Trudi Makhaya, Economic advisor to President Cyril Ramaphosa
  • Busi Mavuso
    (CEO: BLSA) 
  • Professor Michael Sachs
    (Former head of National Treasury’s budget office)
  • Mike Brown
    (CEO: Nedbank)

12:00 - 12:45 - Panel 3: Climate | It’s the (green) economy, stupid

Facilitator: Ahmed Areff
(News24 deputy business editor)

  • Energy and Minerals Minister Gwede Mantashe 
  • Mandy Rambharos
    (General Manager: Eskom Just Energy Transition office)
  • Rudi Dicks
    (Project Manager: Office of the President)
  • Melissa Fourie
    (CEO: Centre for Environmental Rights) 
  • Brad Maxwell
    (Head of Investment Banking: Nedbank)

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13.45 - 14:30 - Panel 4: Eskom | 1:1 with André de Ruyter

Hosted by Adriaan Basson

14:30 - 15:15 - Panel 5: Politics | After the ANC

Facilitator: Qaanitah Hunter
(News24 Assistant Editor: Politics and Opinion)

  • Human Settlements Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi
  • Mayor Mpho Phalatse
    (City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Mpho Phalatse)
  • Lindiwe Mazibuko
    (CEO: Futurelect, an Apolitical Academy)
  • Bongani Baloyi
    (ActionSA member and former Midvaal mayor) 
  • Songezo Zibi
    (Chairman: Rivonia Circle)

15:15 - 16:00 - Panel 6: Future | The courage to hope

Facilitator: Adriaan Basson
(News24 editor-in-chief)

  • Professor Thuli Madonsela
    (Chair: Law Trust Research in Social Justice at Stellenbosch University)
  • Dr Imtiaz Sooliman
    (Founder: Gift of the Givers)
  • Rachel Kolisi
    (Co-founder: Kolisi Foundation) 
  • Zaakirah Vadi
    (Campaign Manager: Defend our Democracy)

16:00 - 18:00 Coffee

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