history in the making

Assisted dying is one of the most hotly debate topics of our time and attendees will be given a unique opportunity to watch leaders in their fields debate this controversial issue.  A debate of this magnitude, before an international audience, is unlikely to occur in South Africa again. 

Whilst the conference is limited to 250 people, the debate can accommodate 490. If you are unable to attend the conference, but wish to join the debate, you need to register in order to secure your seat.


format of debate

 FOR Speaker #1 (10 minutes) AGAINST Speaker #1 (10 minutes)  FOR Speaker #2 (10 minutes) AGAINST Speaker #2 (10 minutes)  Rebuttals/responses* (20 minutes) Questions from the floor (30 - 60 minutes)  * Moderated opportunity for any of the FOUR to each other’s points

FOR Speaker #1 (10 minutes)
AGAINST Speaker #1 (10 minutes)

FOR Speaker #2 (10 minutes)
AGAINST Speaker #2 (10 minutes)

Rebuttals/responses* (20 minutes)
Questions from the floor (30 - 60 minutes)

* Moderated opportunity for any of the FOUR to each other’s points

moderator

 John is the host of ‘The John Maytham Show' on Cape Talk and has racked up an impressive list of interviews including former president Nelson Mandela. John is considered to be one of the most informed and intelligent people on radio.

John is the host of ‘The John Maytham Show' on Cape Talk and has racked up an impressive list of interviews including former president Nelson Mandela. John is considered to be one of the most informed and intelligent people on radio.


the "for" team:

PROFESSOR WILLEM LANDMAN & ANDREW FISHER

 Professor Willem Landman holds degrees from the Universities of Stellenbosch, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar) and South Africa in philosophy, political philosophy, theology and law. He was professor of medical ethics at the University of North Carolina, founding CEO of the Ethics Institute, Ethics Advisor to the Global Fund in Geneva, chaired the Africa Ethics Board of PwC, and, although now formally "retired", he is still Professor Extraordinaire in the department of philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch (since 2000). Prof. Landman has published extensively on decisions at the end of life (among others an eBook in Switzerland on ethics and law relating to end-of-life decisions in South Africa), was involved with bringing the Stransham-Ford case to the North Gauteng High Court, and made several submissions to the SAL(R)C on end-of-life decisions in the late 90s. He has served on the Executive Committee of Dignity SA since its inception

Professor Willem Landman holds degrees from the Universities of Stellenbosch, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar) and South Africa in philosophy, political philosophy, theology and law. He was professor of medical ethics at the University of North Carolina, founding CEO of the Ethics Institute, Ethics Advisor to the Global Fund in Geneva, chaired the Africa Ethics Board of PwC, and, although now formally "retired", he is still Professor Extraordinaire in the department of philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch (since 2000). Prof. Landman has published extensively on decisions at the end of life (among others an eBook in Switzerland on ethics and law relating to end-of-life decisions in South Africa), was involved with bringing the Stransham-Ford case to the North Gauteng High Court, and made several submissions to the SAL(R)C on end-of-life decisions in the late 90s. He has served on the Executive Committee of Dignity SA since its inception

  BSocSci   (Hons)   LLB   UCT   MSocSci (Philosophy) student   UCT   Teaching and Research Assistant  Tutor for Foundations of South African Law

BSocSci (Hons) LLB UCT
MSocSci (Philosophy) student UCT

Teaching and Research Assistant

Tutor for Foundations of South African Law


the "against" team

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