Sakeliga pays tribute to John Kane-Berman


Sakeliga is saddened by the passing of John Kane-Berman, former chief executive of the Institute of Race Relations.

Sakeliga drew on Kane-Berman’s insights and his work at the IRR and was honoured to host him on several occasions as a speaker since 2011. Kane-Berman could be depended upon to offer incisive and erudite social analysis, not swept along in fashionable political trends or fleeting government visions and plans. Over the course of many decades, before and after 1994, he steadfastly maintained his distance from the politics of the day and secured the IRR as an independent institute supporting independent thought and reform.

We take encouragement from Kane-Berman’s kind words for Sakeliga’s work over the years and will remember him with fondness and respect.