Kayum Ahmed, CEO, South African Human Rights Commission
Prof Sharlene Swartz, HSRC
Thabo Motsoane, UFS
Date: Wednesday, 10 December Time: 10:30 – 13:00
Venue: VCRs, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban
Critical conversations on the state of democracy in South Africa, 20 years since 1994, have already begun, closely reflecting on the extent and nature of progress made, and shortcomings expressed in persistent inequalities and poverty. This seminar will contribute to this national conversation by bringing together rights-based perspectives on the subject of social cohesion and reconciliation in the context of Human Rights. In commemorating International Human Rights Day in the 20th year of democracy the seminar offers the opportunity to reflect, take stock, and ask further questions about achievements, progress and the current gaps related to reconciliation and social cohesion. The seminar objectives focus on:
- understanding the meaning, purpose and value of social cohesion and reconciliation in the context of building national personality.
- interrogating the antecedents for social cohesion and reconciliation in the context of human rights and ongoing inequalities.
- considering prospects pertinent to social cohesion and reconciliation as we enter the third decade of democracy.
The seminar may be attended in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban
RSVP by 9 December
Cape Town: Jean Witten (021) 466 8004, firstname.lastname@example.org 12th Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town
Durban: Ridhwaan Khan (031) 242 5400, email@example.com 1st Floor, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor
Pretoria: Arlene Grossberg (012) 302 2811, firstname.lastname@example.org 1st Floor, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria