University of Cape Town, Regional Office Canada

“In Conversation with Albie Sachs”

Friday, November 27, 2015

8:00 - 10:00 am

Goodmans LLP, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street (Suite 3400), Toronto

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The UCT Canada Regional Office has partnered with the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business to host a breakfast event “In Conversation with Albie Sachs” on Friday November 27th, 2015 in the offices of Goodmans LLP, 333 Bay Street (Suite 3400) from 8:00 - 10:00 am.

Past South African Constitutional Court Judge, Albie Sachs, will sit down with Chamber Chairman, Stephen Pincus, to talk about the passage to democracy and the new South Africa today.

UCT Alumni and friends are invited to join in the conversation.

Goodmans LLP has generously offered to sponsor this event; registration is free. A light breakfast will be served.

Registraton fees already paid will be refunded or you have the option to steer your fee towards the University of Cape Town’s student bursary fund. If you wish a refund, please email

All Attendees must register through the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber website.

REGISTER here - don’t delay as space is limited.

The documentary “Soft Vengeance - Albie Sachs and the new South Africa” was released in Canada last year. It is a film about Albie Sachs, lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter who defended those committed to ending apartheid in South Africa. He suffered imprisonment in solitary confinement and torture and was forced into exile. A car bomb cost him his right arm and sight of one eye. He returned to South Africa with the release of Nelson Mandela, and his ‘soft vengeance’ was to see democracy come to pass in South Africa. Albie helped write the new South African Constitution and has since served as one of the first 11 judges to the new Constitutional Court, which for the past 20 years has been ensuring that the rights of all South Africans are afforded protection.

A conversation with Albie Sachs is always interesting and inspiring. We hope you will join us.

We extend our thanks to Goodmans LLP for sponsoring this event.



Di Stafford
Regional Director: Canada


Regional Office: Canada
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University of Cape Town

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