The FVZS Honorary Lecture, a highlight on Stellenbosch University's public engagement calendar, is hosted annually at Stellenbosch University to honour the late Dr Van Zyl Slabbert's legacy and to create a platform for our student leaders, academics, the broader community, and prominent leaders in various fields to engage critically with current South African political and governance issues.
Van Zyl Slabbert's reputation as an agent of change in the recent history of South Africa cannot be underestimated. His engagement with social issues and promotion of the concept of democracy through the course of his career is a testimony of his service to South African society.
Previous guest speakers include:
2021: Judge Dennis Davis - Former South African High Court Judge
2019: MS MARIANNE THAMM - WRITER, EDITOR, SATIRIST, AND COLUMNIST
2018: DR WENDY LUHABE - SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR
2017: MS JUDY FEBRUARY - GOVERNANCE SPECIALIST AND COLUMNIST
2016: DR ADRIAN ENTHOVEN - EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF PRIVATE INVESTMENT GROUP YELLOWWOOD
2015: MR ISAAC SHONGWE - NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BARLOW WORLD LOGISTICS
2014: MR JAY NAIDOO - CHAIRPERSON OF THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR IMPROVED NUTRITION (GAIN) AND FORMER MINISTER IN THE NELSON MANDELA CABINET