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

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 in association with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and the Ecumenical Foundation of Southern Africa as Business, Religious, Academie and Civil Society leaders tackle the underlying issues and discuss the ethical leadership that is required to restore hope for a shared future in South Africa, where no one gets left behind.

Event Details

18 August 2021

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Past Event



Bonang Mohale
Chancellor of the University of the Free State Chairman of The Bidvest Group Limited and Chairman of SBV

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka
President Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC)

Prof. Jonathan Jansen
Professor of Education and President of the Academy of Science of South Africa Stellenbosch University

Lukanyo Myanda
Business Day Editor

Nompumelelo Runji
Journalist, political and policy analyst strategist

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