Celebrating 25 years of South Africa’s democracy and investing in Southern Africa’s future, Shared Interest, a leading New York-based non-profit social investment fund, will host its 25th Anniversary Gala event on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.
During the special Anniversary Gala event, Shared Interest will
Hosted by South African talk show host and entrepreneur Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, the 25th Anniversary Gala will feature a VIP and cocktail reception, followed by dinner and live entertainment provided by Malawian musician, Masauko. This year, Shared Interest will host a Freedom After-Party starting at 9:30 P.M. to continue the evening’s celebrations with DJ AQ spinning the latest hits and Afrobeats on the second floor. Sponsoring the gala are Face2Face Africa, Fordham University, South African Airways, Trillium Asset Management and Walden Asset Management.
“As Shared Interest celebrates the first generation of South Africa’s democracy and our own work to create opportunities for the country’s next generation – we
More than 300 US and African activists, artists, civic and corporate leaders and development practitioners will gather alongside top diplomats and key US policymakers and influencers to commemorate the first 25 years of the “new” South Africa and recommit to the continuing development of the country. The evening will also celebrate Shared Interest’s critical role in helping “unbanked” smallholder farmers, emerging business owners and homeowners to access credit for the last 25 years.
“I am delighted to be
Dr. John Kani is an award-winning actor, director, and playwright who has led the movement to use South African theater as a platform to speak out against apartheid. He has appeared both in theater and on the big screen in productions including Blood Knot, Driving Miss Daisy, Othello, The Lion, and the Lamb, Sizwe is Dead and many more. Dr. Kani has received numerous awards and accolades including a Tony Award for Best Actor, an OBIE Award for his contribution to theatre in the world, an Avante Hall of Fame Award from the South African Film, Television and Advertising Industry and a Leadership and Service Award from South African Breweries for his extraordinary contribution to Arts and Culture in South Africa. The current Chairman of the Apartheid Museum, Dr. Kani had a pivotal role in the 2019 Oscar Awardwinning blockbuster movie Black Panther.
For nearly two decades, Professor Thuli Madonsela was South Africa’s renowned Public Protector and helped draft the final constitution of South Africa promulgated by former President Nelson Mandela. Professor Madonsela also laid the foundations for today’s national campaign against unscrupulous companies’ attempts to “capture” the South African state. She is currently a South African advocate and Professor of
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) will receive the Investing in Transformation Award for its visionary leadership in galvanizing investors to press for a peaceful end to apartheid and advance human rights in South Africa. In the
South African Airways (SAA) will receive the Corporate Leadership Award for its role as a beacon of corporate social
For ticket information, please visit www.sharedinterest.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual gala tickets begin at $600; table packages range from $6,000 to $30,000. Freedom After-Party tickets are $125, $2,500 and $5,000.