Independent Political Analyst, Author and Keynote Speaker specializing in South African and International politics. Daniel Silke is an Independent Political Analyst, Author and Keynote Speaker specializing in South African and International politics. He has a specialist interest in political parties and elections. He is regarded within South Africa as one of that country’s leading political commentators and most passionate public speakers.
Mr. Silke holds a Master’s degree in South African and International Politics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In 2011, Mr. Silke published his first major book, “Tracking the Future: Top Trends that will Shape South Africa and the World”. Mr. Silke has authored academic chapters and journal articles in publications on South African politics and is regularly quoted in most of South Africa’s major newspapers including Business Day, New Age, FinWeek and The Times. Mr. Silke currently writes for the Australian Quarterly published by the Australian Institute of Policy & Science in Sydney and for the Dialogue journal in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mr. Silke currently lectures widely on contemporary South African and Global Issues. He has lectured at St Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and completed a semester at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida where he participated in the Dialogues of Innovation lecture series. He has lectured to the prestigious World Affairs Council in Washington DC and the American Committee on Foreign Relations.