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    • Violent political language - an attack on the nation?

      Violent political language - an attack on the nation?


      7 September 2021

      Realising the Constitution in the face of delegitimising rhetoric   We are excited to present our next offering to you: "Violent political language - an attack on the nation?" Join this thought-provoking discussion with Judge Albie Sachs, Dr Klaus Kotzé and Mr Ongama Mtimka, moderated by Ms Rebecca Sibanda. The event launches Dr Kotzé's new paper "25 years of the South African Constitution - Reflections and Realisations", and takes place on Tuesday, 7 Sep 2021, 10:00 AM (SAST).  

    • Grassroots Governance and Accountability: How do we build trust and make it happen

      Grassroots Governance and Accountability: How do we build trust and make it happen


      26 August 2021

      The failures of leadership in government over a number of years has plummeted South Africa into a precarious socio-economic position, with foreign investment scared from our shores. The vacuum in leadership is felt most by those already living in disadvantaged communities, where their interests are not heard or adequately served. The vacuum also leaves room for thuggery, extortion, and further exploitation of vulnerable individuals. Against this backdrop, we ask; 'How do we build honest, ethical, and effective grassroots level leadership in SA?' Join the Business Day Dialogues in association with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Ecumenical Foundation of Southern Africa as Business, Religious, Academic and Civil Society leaders...

    • Can a country dogged by political crisis and poverty build a common vision and social cohesion?

      Can a country dogged by political crisis and poverty build a common vision and social cohesion?


      18 August 2021

      Despite more than a quarter-century of democracy and majority rule, the divide between the have’s and the have-nots has widened, with the top 10 % of the population having 95% of the wealth (StatsSA 2017). South Africa has one of the world’s highest Gini coefficients— the statistical measure of the economic disparity within a population. The destructive frenzy of looting that recently battered parts of KZN and Gauteng bears witness to the frustration of poverty and economic exclusion. Against this backdrop, we ask; 'how do we go about building a cohesive, strong and equitable society?' Join the Business Day Dialogues...

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