Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the President
of the Inkatha Freedom Party, is set to make four major public
policy speeches in Brussels and London over the next fortnight.
From Thursday 3th of March to Saturday 5rd
of March 2005, Buthelezi will attend the Third International
Conference on Federalism in Brussels. In a speech to the second
session on Friday, Buthelezi will reflect upon the present
arrangements and his long-held advocacy of a federal system of
government for South Africa.
On Tuesday, March 8th, Buthelezi will
deliver the address at the Royal International Affairs Society,
known more popularly by its location as the Chatham House
Address. Buthelezi's speaking topic is 'Breaking down the walls
of silence and stigma surrounding HIV/Aids in South Africa'.
The following evening, March 9th,
Buthelezi will address the Oxford University Lyceum
International Affairs Society with the topic 'combating HIV/Aids
in South Africa'.
In both addresses, Buthelezi will provide
a tour de horizon of the impact of the HIV/Aids epidemic in
South Africa and his analysis of how the disease can be beaten.
During his visit to London, Buthelezi will
be giving several television and radio interviews to the BBC and
Independent Television, including one with the redoubtable
Jeremy Paxman of the BBC2 flagship Newsnight programme.
On Friday March 11th, Buthelezi will
address over 2000 delegates at the Liberal Trade Union Congress
of Belgium in his capacity as patron of the HIV/Aids NGO, the
National South African Workers' Welfare (NASAWW). Buthelezi will
be speaking on 'The challenges of development in the global
economy: An African perspective'.
Contact: Jon Cayzer, 084 5557144
e-mail: [email protected]