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Daniel Silke

Political Analyst, Futurist & Keynote Speaker.

Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born in South Africa

Acclaimed presenter of outstanding keynotes & seminars for corporates and conventions around the world. Over 15 years experience delivering stimulating, analytical and insightful presentations to diverse international audiences. Specialises in Future Trends, Global, African & South African political, social & economic developments. Recent clients include SunGard, Grant Thornton International, KPMG, Estee Lauder, Engen, RMB, FNB, Telkom, FirstRand & Oracle. Regular guest on CNBC Africa, ENCA, SABC, the BBC, Deutsche Welle & quoted on Bloomberg & AFP news services. Author of "Tracking the Future" published by Tafelberg 2011.

Keynote highlights for 2013 include:

NEW: The Post-Mangaung South Africa: South Africa's premier political analysis with special reference to the ANC's Mangaung conference & implications for SA's future.

UPDATED: South Africa: Critical issues facing the country into the future. Get the latest Economic & Political trends all in one keynote!

UPDATED: South Africa: The State of the Nation. A critical analysis of South Africa's quest for success.

NEW: The State of the World: Making Sense of Global Volatility. The latest political & economic developments globally to change business into the future.

BEST-SELLING: Tracking the Future: Top Trends to Transform the Globe to 2050. (also in Workshop format). In this best-selling presentation, Silke will cover the essential international economic, social and political trends any business needs to be aware of to survive.

UPDATED: The BRICS Future: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Is this the future of the World?

UPDATED: Arise Africa: The Compelling Case for Investing in Africa. The latest economic & social drivers of growth across the African continent.

Additional titles and customizable options available. Can be contacted directly at or at +27-825548538 (mobile). See for full details on all keynotes and additional services.

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O: 082-5548538

M: +27-82-5548538

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Business Address

Century City, Cape Town, South Africa

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Current Position(s)

Global Political Analyst, Futurist & Keynote Speaker | Director | Political Futures Consultancy
Cape Town, South Africa | 2001 - present

Academia, Education and Training

International Political Analyst, Author and Keynote Speaker specialising in Global Trends, International Affiars and Developments in South Africa. Expert analysis and presentations of the effects of Globalization on politics, economics and social developments in the world. May be comissioned for presentations world-wide and for articles and print materials for publications. Regular keynote speaker for international conferences, conventions and meetings. Developer of innovative lecture & enrichment programs for the travel industry and cruise-lines globally.

Previous Position(s)

Visiting Speaker | St. Mary's University
2010 - 2010

Academia, Education and Training

Guest Speaker in International Relations.

Visiting Lecturer | Lynn University
2009 - 2009

Academia, Education and Training

Presented J-Term course on South African politics to International Relations department at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida

Keynote Presentation | Australian Institute of International Affairds
2009 - 2009

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Keynote presentation on South African political developments.

Rooney Visiting Scholar | Robert Morris University
2006 - 2006

Academia, Education and Training

International visiting lecturer and speaker. Delivered keynote addresses on South Africa to faculty and students.

Member of Parliament | Western Cape Provincial Parliament
1997 - 2001

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Elected Public Representative in the State (Provincial) Parliament of the Western Cape, Based in Cape Town.

City Councillor | City of Cape Town
1995 - 1997

Elected City Councillor in the City of Cape Town

Researcher & Tutor | University of Cape Town
1986 - 1989

Academia, Education and Training

Researcher and Tutor at the Institute for the Study of Public Policy, Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Educational history


University of Cape Town

1988 - 1990

Master of Social Sciences - International Relations/Political Science

University of Cape Town

1987 - 1987

Honors in Social Science - Political Science & Communication

University of Cape Town

1983 - 1989

Master of Social Science - International & South African Politics

University of Cape Town

1983 - 1986

Bachelor of Social Science - Political Science & Communications


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Sanlam Newsletter re Tracking the Future | 2012

Summary of the latest Tracking the Future keynote presentation.

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