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Newsmaker of the Year for 2016

The National Press Club has named state capture, President Jacob Zuma, the Guptas and Adv Thuli Madonsela as newsmakers for 2016.

National Press Club Chairperson, Tanya de Vente-Bijker said President Jacob Zuma and the Guptas dominated news headlines in what became known as state capture. Read the release

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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The next networking forum will be held on 26 January 2017, hosted by the National Zoological Gardens. More information from the secretariat.

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