The successes and failures of South Africa’s Social Cohesion project
Published at : 16 Dec 2021
Today is Reconciliation Day, a public holiday aimed at fostering reconciliation and national unity. It was previously known as the Day of the Vow or Dingaan's Day, and marked a victory by the voortrekkers over the Zulus in the battle of Blood River. After the end of aparthied, December 16 became a celebration for the end of aparthied and promoting unity between the country’s diverse racial groups. But the 2021 Reconciliation Barometer released yesterday found that 72% of 2,400 respondents surveyed felt that some of the divisions of the past still persist.
Reimagine SA co-founder Dr Mamphela Ramphele, and Moral Regeneration Movement Chairperson and Catholic Priest, Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, reflect on the successes and failures of South Africa’s Social Cohesion project.
Tune into Newzroom Afrika, DSTV channel 405 for more details.