About The Event

The Gathering: Media Edition aims to bring the importance of media to the fore of South African society by highlighting it’s role at the intersection of Business, Politics, Advertising and Civil Society. This is not a media conference so much as a conference about media; tackling the issues of government regulatory attempts, fake news, shifting business models, and the duty of business and society to support local independent media in a time of dominance by global players.


Cape Town International Convention Centre


15 August 2018

Why You Should Attend

In case you needed persuading...

  • News media faces the greatest existential crisis in its history. We talk about the issues and how it affects all of us
  • The Gathering: Media Edition is about Business, Politics, Advertising and Truth
  • We interview the GuptaLeaks whistleblowers (pre-recorded for safety reasons, with identities masked)
  • Go beyond the soundbite with SA’s premier speakers AND a seriously influential audience
  • We host meaningful dialogues that could change your perspective (and that you never knew mattered)

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Confirmed Speaker Lineup | 2018 Media Gathering

Speakers currently scheduled (subject to change), with many more to follow...

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  • 2018 Gathering: Media Edition

    Cape Town - 15 August 2018

  • Media is meeting its greatest challenge ever. Will it survive with its ethics untouched?
    Panel Discussion

  • When Journalism meets courage: Rana Ayyub.
    Panel Discussion

  • The loneliest world of all: Life of a Whistleblower.
    Panel Discussion

  • South Africa's greatest cartoonist of all times has a new book. Care to hear about it. And see?
    Panel Discussion

  • Address

  • Pieter-Dirk Uys tiptoes through the minefield of hashtags and hate speech.

  • South Africa before the GuptaLeaks and after the GuptaLeaks. Two different countries or just a well applied make-up?
    Panel Discussion

  • They are here, living among us. They can't emerge out of the shadows just yet - but we can still ask them a few questions.

  • Politics of Media. Politics and Media. Are they the twins separated at birth?
    Panel Discussion


Cape Town Convention Centre - Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is a multi-purpose conference and exhibition centre in the hub of Cape Town’s business and entertainment centre.