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Release Date: Monday, April 14, 2014 2:13 PM
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Howard University Presents
Business and Economic Development in South Africa Symposium

Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D., to Moderate Symposium

WASHINGTON (April 11, 2014) –The Howard University School of Business, the Center for Global Business Studies and the Howard University Republic of South Africa Project will present a panel discussion, “Business and Economic Development in South Africa: The Mandela Legacy and the 20th Anniversary of Democracy in South Africa,” on Tuesday April 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Howard University School of Business Auditorium. Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D., labor economist and former president of Bennett College for Women will serve as moderator. The event is free and open to the public.

The discussion will include a review of South Africa’s development and reconstruction in the last two decades. Participants will also explore the South Africa’s economic growth, social stability, and the strengthening of human rights within the country since the adoption of its constitution in 1996.
Panelists include:

           • Donald H. Gips, Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa
           • Hugh Masekela, Musician and Activist, Scholar-in-Residence, Howard University
           • Ndumiso Davidson, CEO, South Point
           • Kendal Tyre, Partner, Nixon Peabody
           • Phiwo Mnyandu, Ph.D. Candidate in African Studies, Howard University

*Additional guests will be announced soon.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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