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Has B-BBEE failed to provide Inclusive Social Justice?
August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Despite South Africa’s substantial B-BBEE policies, a World Bank study completed earlier this year, of no fewer than 164 countries, sees South Africa ranked number one globally as the most unequal country in the world.
Almost 30 years since the end of apartheid, and our country continues to be plagued by a widening level of inequality and poverty that increasingly threatens to rip our society violently apart – solving this crisis will require significantly more than race-based policies.
To create a culture of equal opportunity, that is sustainable and more easily able to withstand ongoing external threats, we need to lift our gaze from a single approach. We need to authentically embrace – and begin to shift – the undeniable interwovenness of multiple injustices preventing an equal playing field.
Join us as we hear from Ms Zinzi Mgolodela, Woolworths SA Director of Corporate Affairs and Chairperson of the Restitution Foundation and Dr Wilhelm Verwoerd, Senior Researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Afterlife of Violence and the Reparative Quest (AVReQ), Stellenbosch University. The grandson of Hendrik Verwoerd, known as the architect of the apartheid regime, Dr Wilhelm Verwoerd has disavowed the views with which his family is widely associated and has been leading research and dialogues on the “white work” required for meaningful transformation. Our guest speakers will share with us their views regarding how we as a business community can create a sustainable nation in which all are equal.
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