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Newsmaker of the Year for 2015

#FeesMustFall was awarded as the 2015 National Press Club – Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Newsmaker of the Year, at a ceremony in Pretoria on 9 September 2016.

"The decision to name #FeesMustFall as the newsmaker for 2015 was unanimous," says club chairman Tanya de Vente-Bijker.
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Join us for the sixth annual Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture

The National Press Club is organising the sixth Percy Qoboza National Press Club Memorial Lecture in collaboration with Unisa, on media freedom in South Africa. The lecture will take place at the Miriam Makeba Hall at Unisa in Pretoria on Wednesday, 19 October at 18:00 to 20:00. Unisa is the project support partner. This year's theme is: How the media participates in the racism debate in post-apartheid South Africa. The guest lecture, by Kevin Ritchie from The Star, will be followed by a panel discussion.
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Networking function

The next networking forum will be held on 27 October 2016, hosted by the International Office for Migration. More information from the secretariat.

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