On Monday, 19 June 2017, the CUD, supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), hosted a discussion on “Escalating Racial Tensions – Early Warnings”. The keynote speaker was Adv Mark Oppenheimer, from the Bridge Group of Advocates. Adv Oppenheimer has a special interest in commercial disputes, municipal law, and constitutional law. He has published articles about property rights, freedom of expression and affirmative action. Adv Oppenheimer has also been called upon for legal commentary on both television and radio. The respondent was Ms Rhoda Kadalie, Executive Director of the Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre and former Human Rights Commissioner. Following the discussion, CUD Director, Ms Zohra Dawood, moderated a Q&A with members of the audience.