Daniel Silke is an Independent Political Economy Analyst, Author and Keynote Speaker specialising in South African and International politics. He has a specialist interest in political parties and elections and is a renowned Futurist lecturing widely on issues surrounding global change, volatility and the future of the world. He is regarded within South Africa as one of that country’s leading political commentators and most passionate public speakers. His success lies in blending both economic and political trends in highly accessible yet insightful presentations.
As Director of the Political Futures Consultancy based in Cape Town, Daniel Silke serves a host of major global blue-chip companies with outstanding keynotes and workshops aimed at the convention, conference and events industries. He has over 15 years’ experience in delivering flagship presentations on Global, African and South African political and economic trends.
Daniel Silke holds a Master’s degree from the University of Cape Town in South African and International Politics and was attached to the university’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy where he tutored within the broader Department of Political Studies. He then served in public office as a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament and City Councillor in the City of Cape Town holding positions of whip for his party as well as portfolio committee chair for economic development.
He lectures regularly to university audiences in the United States with contracts recently at the Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh PA and Lynn University in Boca Raton Florida. He is also a global political trend/risk consultant for GLG based in New York City and is on Duke Corporate Education panel of speakers.
He has appeared on Newsmax TV, Sky Australia, the BBC, Australian Broadcasting Company, France 24 and TRT Turkey. He also appears on and contributes to CNBC Africa, ENCA, SABC, Bloomberg, Reuters, AFP, Deutsche Welle, Cape Talk 567, 702, Classic FM and Business Day TV.
In 2011, Daniel Silke published his first major book, “Tracking the Future: Top Trends that will Shape South Africa and the World”. He has authored academic chapters and journal articles in publications on South African politics and regularly writes columns for Fin24/News24 and Business Day Online.
Daniel Silke has over 15 years experience in delivering flagship stimulating, entertaining and insightful presentations on Global South African and African political and economic trends.
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