Project Description

Grassroots governance and accountability: How do we restore trust and make it happen?

The failures of leadership in government over a number of years has plummeted South Africa into a precarious socio-economic position, with foreign investment scared from our shores.

The vacuum in leadership is felt most by those already living in disadvantaged communities, where their interests are not heard or adequately served. The vacuum also leaves room for thuggery, extortion, and further exploitation of vulnerable individuals.

How do we build honest, ethical, and effective grassroots level leadership in SA?

Join the Business Day Dialogues LIVE in association with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Ecumenical Foundation of Southern Africa as Business, Religious, Academic and Civil Society leaders tackle the underlying issues and discuss the ethical leadership that is required to restore hope for a shared future in South Africa, where no one gets left behind.

Nompumelelo Runji

Political analyst and CEO of Critical ThinkAR

Rev. Jerry Pillay

Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religion

University of Pretoria

Jaap de Visser

Director of the Dullah Omar Institute and Professor of Law at the University of the Western Cape’s Faculty of Law

Prof. Thuli Madonsela

Law Faculty Trust Chair in Social Justice

Stellenbosch University