Daniel Silke

Independent Political Analyst, Author & Keynote Speaker

Daniel Silke is an Independent Political Analyst, Author and Keynote Speaker. He specialises in South African and International politics. He has a specialist interest in political parties and elections. He lectures widely on issues surrounding global change, volatility and the future of the world. He is considered within South Africa as one of the country’s leading political commentators.

He holds a Master’s degree in South African and International Politics he obtained these qualifications at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Silke has served six years in publicly elected office between 1995 to 2001 facing three elections. Silke has served four years as a Member of Parliament in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa after being re-elected in 1999. Also, Silke has held the Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Economic Affairs, this included the portfolios of Economic Development, Tourism, Agriculture and Transport and has been Chief Whip for his political party.

Silke was also a former City Councillor in the City of Cape Town he served on the city’s Economic Development Portfolio Committee. He was involved with the Institute for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Cape Town whilst there he taught students for five years. Since 2003, Silke has been the director of the Political Futures Consultancy based in Cape Town.

Daniel Silke published his first major book in 2011 entitled Tracking the Future: Top Trends that will Shape South Africa and the World. Silke has also authored academic chapters and journal articles in publications on South African politics, he is regularly quoted in many of South Africa’s major newspapers.

He is also guest commentator on South Africa’s news television networks. As well as being heard on BBC Radio France International, along with other radio stations. Currently he lectures widely on contemporary South African and Global Issues. He has lectured at a few American Universities. He enjoyed partaking in three seasons as a guest speaker at the South Palm Beach series in Florida, USA. He also presented to the Financial Planners Association in Sydney, as well as many other major lectures.  He has a very high profile client list in South Africa with clients such as The First National Bank.

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Watch Daniel being interviewed at Africa Oil Week, here: