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Building a winning South Africa together AgangSA

05 May 2014
12:30 - 13:30

Speakers: Dr. Mamphela Aletta Ramphele, Leader of Agang SA
Date: 5 May 2014
Time: 12H15 for 12h30  – 13H30  

Note: This video was streamed from Cape Town (where the speaker was located) and filmed in Pretoria, hence the video quality. The audio quality is good.

We dream of a new future for this country.
We dream of a country in which citizens enjoy the fruits of democracy.
We dream of building a new type of state where citizens realise their potential.
We dream of a political home for all South Africans.
These dreams inspired the creation of Agang SA.
These dreams are founded on the hopes of the citizens and their ability to rise above partisanship, division, narrow self-interest and greed.
These dreams can only live if we are united – if we are united no matter our language, our culture, our colour, our creed.
We must work together as South African citizens to build the country of our dreams.

We must use the five E’s which form the basis of our manifesto to turn our country around:
• Empowerment
• Education
• Entrepreneurship
• Employment
• Effective governance

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Dr. Mamphela Aletta Ramphele has been a student activist, a medical doctor, a community development activist, a researcher, a university executive, a global public servant and is now an active citizen in both the public and private sectors.

Following the Soweto uprising in 1976, she was detained without trial, released after five months and soon afterwards served with an apartheid banning order. She studied Medicine at the then University of Natal, has a B Comm degree, a Diploma in Tropical Hygiene, a Diploma in Public Health and a PhD in Social Anthropology. She went on to become Vice-Chancellor of UCT, then one of four Managing Directors of the World Bank, based in Washington, DC.

Dr Ramphele is the author of several books and publications on socio-economic issues in South Africa. She has received numerous national and international awards acknowledging her scholarship and leading role in spearheading projects for disadvantaged people in South Africa and elsewhere.

Dr Ramphele has served as chairperson of Gold Fields, Circle Capital Ventures (Pty) Limited, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), as a director of Medi-Clinic Corporation Limited and Remgro Limited and is currently a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. She was founder of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa and the Citizens Movement.

Most recently, Dr. Ramphele became the Leader of Agang SA, a party for all South Africans that is contesting the 2014 elections. Agang SA, which means “Build SA” in Sesotho, believes that it is time to restore the promise of our founding principles and values so that every South African individually and South Africa as a nation can fulfill our great potential.