In a special interview podcast, Hanns Bühler, the Regional Representative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Southern Africa, paints a multi faceted picture of the current situation, policies of governments in tackling Covid-19, and long-term forecasts about the impact the pandemic is expected to have on the continent. He also discusses recommendations to stakeholders and sheds light on German and European policies.
This was the theme of a special Nelson Mandela Foundation dialogue with distinguished speakers from Southern Africa - Tsitsi Dangarembga, award-winning Zimbabwean writer and film-maker, Monica Geingos, First Lady of Namibia, qualified lawyer and accomplished businesswoman, and Graça Machel, former First Lady of South Africa and renowned humanitarian.
In these special "Street Law" civic education workshops, student volunteers from different South African universities have been learning about Constitutional rights, elections, political tolerance, features of democracy, active citizenship and related themes. They participated very actively, and their feedback was enthusiastic.
Great panelists discussed options and initiatives underway on the continent to promote post-Covid recovery. They could draw on recent research, and a large international audience was part of a crucial multi-disciplinary conversation.
This was the title of a hybrid event in Berlin, hosted by the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the German Africa Foundation. Former German Federal President Prof Horst Köhler gave an emphatic, thought provoking, visionary keynote address on the future of Europe-Africa relations.