Discourse Café with Lukhanyo and Abigail Calata

The FVZS Institute and KAS invite students to meet journalists Lukhanyo Calata and Abigail Calata who will be discussing intergenerational activism and introduce their new book "My father died for this".


SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) parliamentary reporter Lukhanyo Calata is an award-winning journalist, who has worked for eNews (now eNCA) among others before joining the national broadcaster in 2011. He became one of the SABC 8 in 2016 when he challenged Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s reign of censorship at the public broadcaster. He is the son of Fort Calata, one of four anti-apartheid activists from Cradock, assassinated by the Government in 1985. With his wife, Abigail, he is the author of "My Father Died for This".

Abigail Calata is a former journalist who has worked for Beeld as a parliamentary correspondent, Die Burger, and the University of Cape Town before joining the Shoprite Group as Publicity Manager: CSI & Africa. She is a Stellenbosch University alumna. With her husband Lukhanyo, she is the author of "My Father Died for This".

RVSP: fvzsdiscourse@sun.ac.za

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  • Lukhanyo Calata
    • award-winning journalist & SABC parliamentary reporter and Abigail Calata
      • former journalist and Publicity Manager at Shoprite Group

        Christina Teichmann

        May 15, 2018
        Huis Russel Botman Hub, 7 Marais Street, Stellenbosch
        Part 3 of the series
        Discourse Café with Lukhanyo and Abigail Calata
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