The Daily Maverick Nando’s Gathering is one of the highlights of the year on the conference circuit and this year’s theme, Game Changers, brings together some of South Africa’s top influencers and put them under the spotlight.

Today’s influencers include Premier David Makhura, Julius Malema, Mmusi Maimane, Zwelinzima Vavi, Dr Iraj Abedian, Riaan Manser, Dr Martyn Davies, Ranjeni Munusamy, Gareth Cliff, Richard Poplak and Justice Malala.

They will take to the stage where they will be interviewed/interrogated by Daily Maverick journalists.

Today’s Schedule is:

9:00 am to 10:45 am
Political Panel:  Mmusi Maimane, David Mahura and Zwelinzima Vavi discuss the State of the Nation.

11:15 am to 12:30 pm
Mark Heywood, Tsepho Motsepe, Vuyiseka Dubula and Diarmuid Jefferies discuss Health, Gender, Justice and Economic Empowerment.

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Martyn Davies, Iraj Abedian, Yolanda Cuba and Moeletsi Mebeki discuss their role of big business in South Africa.

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Gareth Cliff, Songezo Zibi. Lumko Mtimb, Fatima Hassan discuss Press Freedom and New Media.

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Riaan Manser

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Julius Malema

Watch Video: The Gathering – Game Changers

Watch live coverage from Vodacom World in Midrand from 9:00AM onwards.