Media invitation: (1) Comrade Ronnie “ANC KHUMALO” Kasrilsto address the official launch of NUMSA Research and Policy Institute – Sunday November 03, 2013 | (2) International Colloquium begins on Monday November 4, 2013–Until- WednesdayNovember 6, 2013

Members of the media are hereby invited to the official launch of the Numsa Research and Policy Institute on Sunday 03 November 2013, starting at 12h00 midday, Professional Development Hub Building, Wits University, Empire Road, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng province.

The launch will be addressed by ANC and SACP veteran comrade RONNIE KASRILS. The launch will be attended by members of Numsa, Cosatu, academia and other progressive or Left-leaning research institutes in the country.

The details of the Institute launch are as follows:

DATE: Sunday November 03, 2013
TIME: 12H00 midday
VENUE: Professional Development Hub Building, Wits University, Empire Road, Braamfontein

Furthermore, the launch of our Institute will be followed by an International Colloquium on “Building an alternative development paradigm in a changing global political and economic context”, starting on Sunday November 03, 2013 –until- Wednesday November 06, 2013, at the Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng province. The Colloquium will be attended by local and international guests, and will receive presentations from various left scholars or thinkers from international countries.

Numsa President Comrade CEDRIC GINA will officially open the Colloquium on behalf of the National Office Bearers (NOBs) at the reception dinner on 03 November while Numsa’s General Secretary Comrade IRVIN JIM will deliver Numsa’s presentation on the first day of the colloquium.

The details of the Colloquium are as follows:

DATE: Sunday November 3 19h00, 2013 –until- Wednesday November 6, 2013, 15h00
VENUE: The Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni, Ekurhuleni

Members of the media wishing to cover and report on the Launch and International Colloquium are asked to confirm their attendance with Castro Ngobese, National Spokesperson, at the following email: or call 0810111137

Castro Ngobese
National Spokesperson
Mobile: 0810111137
Tel (dir): 0116891702
Twitter: @castrongobese