The Department of Arts and Culture will host the summit aiming to promote the concept of social cohesion. Answering the call from civil society and government leaders to examine itself.
South Africa is plagued by a host of social ills and its moral fibre has increasingly been called into question. Even though we have moved forward and come along way in ensuring all our citizens enjoy the same rights and freedom, it is important to look more closely at South Africa as a country that is still in transition. Moving from its post apartheid past towards a diverse, non-racial, non-sexist and inclusive society.
South Africa is still struggling with divisions in society – deeply entrenched inequalities
The aim of this summit is to work together to create a caring and proud society. Kia from breakfast show Expresso on SABC 3 met up with Sandile Maemela, Chief Director of theSummit, whohad some very inspirational things to say. Take a look here.
Tough and fiery debate is likely at the summitand is encouraged and welcomed. Arts and Culture Minister, Paul Mashatile addressed the media in Parliament in June.
On the Forum @8 in June, Paul Mashatile says the summit is expected to get South Africans talking about pertinent socio-economic issues that affect people from all walks of life. It is not a knee-jerk reaction to the debate around the Brett Murray- the Spear painting – but has been a year in the planning. Listen here for more.