• David Dimbleby presents a special Question Time from Johannesburg tonight, Thursday 12th December, looking at South Africa after Mandela. 

    On the panel: Foreign Minister in the last Apartheid government Pik Botha; businessman, former host of the South African version of The Apprentice, and ANC leader imprisoned on Robben Island with Mandela, Tokyo Sexwale; leading Anti-Apartheid campaigner Peter Hain MP; the parliamentary leader of the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, Lindiwe Mazibuko; radical black consciousness activist Andile Mngxitama; and the journalist Eusebius McKeizer.  

    This is the second time Question Time has come for Johannesburg. In 2005 it broadcast from the South African city with a panel including Valerie Amos, Edna Adan Ismail, Bianca Jagger, Moeletsi Mbeki and Morgan Tsvangirai.

    For further information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com


  • Following the news of Nelson Mandela’s death BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, will be hosted from Johannesburg on Thursday, December 12th.

    David Dimbleby will chair the programme from the South African city and the panel will be announced in the near future.

    The editor of Question Time, Nicolai Gentchev, said, “With widespread global news coverage and tributes being paid to South Africa’s first black president by world leaders and the public alike, we have decided to take Question Time to Johannesburg. It will be a chance to debate Mandela's legacy, South Africa today and the outlook for the continent.”

    This week's edition was due to record in Swansea. A new date is being arranged for 2014.

    Question Time is produced by Mentorn Media for BBC Scotland and transmits on BBC One at 10.35pm. 

    For further information please contact Louise Plank on 07801321965 or lou@plankpr.com