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Jay Naidoo: Fighting for Justice

Friday, July 30th 2010 at 5:30 PM

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30 July 2010 @ 5.30 for 6pm

Jay Naidoo: Fighting for Justice
Jay Naidoo was a tireless anti-apartheid campaigner in the 1980s, serving as the first General Secretary of Coastu, South Africa’s largest union federation and the backbone of the internal mass struggles against apartheid. In 1993, he stepped down to lead twenty leaders from Cosatu into parliament on an ANC ticket, and was asked by Nelson Mandela to work as the Minister responsible for the Reconstruction and Development Programme, and then as the Minister of Communications.
In 1999 Jay moved away from politics and entered the world of business, setting up the J&J Group, an investment and management company. He remained engaged in the field of development and was appointed as the Chairman of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. In 2003 he became the Chairman of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, launched to fight the malnutrition facing 2 billion people around the world.
Fighting for Justice is a gripping account of Jay’s life, from his roots in a distant village in India to his present fierce engagement with global issues of social justice.
Jay will be in conversation with Peter Harris, author of the wonderful In a Different Time.
Published by Pan Macmillan.