History does not pass without a trace therefore in the 21st century, South Africa must overcome a multitude of challenges including ethnic tensions to rising crime rates. To find a sustainable future for the country, it is necessary to understand the complexities as far as society, economics and politics are concerned. Despite the difficulties, South Africa has strong and massive potential for growth and during the next event of MCC Budapest Lectures, we will discover the solutions and possibilities. Our next distinguished guest, Ernst Roets, Head of Policy and Action of AfriForum will provide insight into the country’s history and its prospects.

Language: English


5.00 – 5.45 PM Moderated Discussion

  • Ernst Roets, Head of Policy and Action, AfriForum
  • Moderator: Bence Szabó, student, MCC

5.45 – 6.00 PM Q&A


Ernst Roets is a political activist, writer, and filmmaker from South Africa and he is the Head of Policy and Action of AfriForum, a South African civil rights organization. He is an attorney, and he holds a master’s degree (LLM) in Constitutional Law from the University of Pretoria. He is also known for his work in the film industry and has produced several films including Disrupted Land and a documentary that deals with the history of land ownership and the impact of land reform policies in South Africa. He is also a writer and has authored the book Kill the Boer: Government Complicity in South Africa's Brutal Farm Murders. Through his work, Roets is regularly quoted in the South African media. He has also appeared on a variety of international news outlets, including Fox News, CNN, BBC, Sky News, ABC News, Russia Today, Al Jazeera and Reuters.

We welcome all those interested!