Eusebius Mckaiser is a political commentator who writes for the local and international media on SA politics and ethical debates.
The 2009 Ruth First Lecture featured three speakers: ANC stalwart and former Speaker of Parliament, Frene Ginwala, and Ruth First Fellows Jacob Dlamini and Maggey Davey.
The 2008 Ruth First Journalism Fellows are financial journalist and senior associate editor of Business Day Hilary Joffe and award-winning Times photographer Alon Skuy. They explored he effects of the recent energy crisis on ordinary citizens, in particular on vulnerable communities, and illustrated the impact of energy-related policy decisions and the lack of access to affordable energy resources on South Africans.
The 2007 Fellowship - which marked the 25th anniversary of First's death - was awarded to science journalist Leonie Joubert and photographer Santu Mofokeng. They produced a range of articles and images on the subject of climate change.