Well-known panelists shared great reflections on the potential of strategic civic education, capacity building and advocacy at the Nelson Mandela Foundation Dialogue. Among the speakers were:
- Terry Tselane, Executive Chairman of the Institute of Election Management Services in Africa, former Vice Chair, Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa
- Qaanitah Hunter, News24
- Lindiwe Mazibuko, Futurelect
- Cedo Madubedube, Equal Education
- Prof Jaap de Visser, Dullah Omar Institute
Lukhona Mnguni (Rivonia Circle) facilitated the active discussion which included the very engaged, large audience.
Questions on coalitions were in the focus as well: civil society can give crucial input on parties’ candidate lists, and it must demand more transparency on coalition options, agreements and work. These were just some of the insights shared and discussed on how active citizenship can and must contribute to better governance.
Referring to the importance of personal responsibility and resolve as well, facilitator Lukhona Mnguni emphasized “I hope that today we leave with some sense of purpose, urgency, clarity and direction of what our small bit is going to be", concluding a productive Dialogue with contributions reflecting the seriousness of current crises and solution-oriented approaches.
In case you missed it, you can watch the event recording and listen to incisive, valuable input from great panelists and the audience on how civil society organizations and all of us can take South Africa forward.
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