Food for Thought Lunch with Dr John Endres


  • 13/06/2024
    12:30 - 14:00
The Institute of Economic Affairs is delighted to host a Food for Thought discussion lunch featuring Dr. John Endres, who will speak on the State of Free Markets and Liberalism in South Africa. This event will take place on Thursday, June 13th, at the IEA office in Westminster. Doors will open at 12:30 PM, with the discussion lunch running from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The event will be chaired by Lord Syed Kamall.

 If you would like to attend, please click here to register.

South Africa has been recognised as one of the most rapidly changing and developing countries in the world throughout recent decades. However, despite its glowing transformations, the nation is still plagued by issues of corruption, racism, and economic inequality. What are the effects of this contradictory political economic environment on the South Africa’s liberal endeavours and the creating of a sustainable as well as robust free market?

Dr John Endres, the CEO of South Africa’s Institute of Race Relations, has been a long-standing advocate for good governance and democratic integrity for the sake of a freer society within the South African sphere. He previously held positions at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and was the founding CEO of the Good Governance Africa think tank. Throughout his career, Dr John Endres has continuously advocated for principle of non-racism, free markets, individual liberty, and the rule of law.

In light of the most recent elections held in South Africa during which the ANC lost its parliamentary majority, Dr John Endres has expressed his concerns over a coalition government between the ANC and EFF due to its potential of destabilising the country’s economy and democratic integrity.

Prior to his political career, Dr John Endres studied at the WHU in Germany. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Economics (1998) as well as a PhD in Business Administration focusing on Change Management (2005).


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