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31 years after Mandela’s release we’ve decided to commemorate the day by talking about leaders that serve in the first parliament after democracy.  Six #FirstTimeVoters will discuss the kind of leader they will vote for by reflecting on our first three series, the leadership styles of:

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EPISODE 1 March 28, 2021

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi

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EPISODE 2 April 4, 2021

Prof. Benjamin Turok


EPISODE 3 April 11, 2021

Sophia de Bruyn

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Lidian Plaatjies

BA In Theatre & Performance at University of Cape Town

"I aspire to continue the work of my parents; to make South Africa a better and safer place for all through all art forms."

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Neo Gumede

BA In Theatre & Performance at University of Cape Town

"Whilst I work towards being a trained performer I hope to contribute to a progressive sense of leadership pioneered by compassionate free-thinkers."

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Oliver Ward

BCom FInancial Accounting at University of Cape Town

"I would like to focus and contribute to the financial and economic sector of South Africa and inspire a code of ethics within the operations of the sector."

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Mbali Williams

Law and Politics at University of Cape Town

"I’m an advocate for equity and equality... I’d like to contribute to both my local and international communities through justice work, and through working with women and children based organisations."

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Phuti Mphuti

BA In Theatre & Performance at University of Cape Town

"I believe that as the future leaders of this country it's imperative that we should learn more about our history, art and its prominent figures so we can best shape our destiny as an inclusive and accepting country."

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Ayanda Sadek

Politics and film at University of Cape Town

"I am a young women’s rights and social activist passionate about being a part of the shaping of our country’s future to be progressive, inclusive and equal.."

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