The Sowetan Dialogues

 

Brand South Africa, in partnership with the Sowetan newspaper, has hosted a series of conversations around the country – the Sowetan Dialogues. These discussions explore ways of building the nation and promoting civic pride; they are based on the outcomes identified in the National Development Plan.

Sowetan Dialogues

 

Can education rescue the Northern Cape child?

13 March 2015 – How can parents, teachers and community leaders work together to protect children’s right to education, particularly in impoverished communities wracked by protest, such as the Northern Cape town of Kuruman? MORE >

 

Watch: Can education rescue the Northern Cape child?

 

South Africa needs change-makers for better communities

10 October 2014 – If you are not a change maker, what are you? This was one of the points participants were asked to ponder during the Cape Town leg of the Play Your Part Sowetan Dialogues, held in the township of Langa on Thursday 9 October. MORE >

 

Sowetan Dialogues: ‘Excellence must start in our communities’

7 October 2014 – Do you own a spaza shop? Are you a community worker, a teacher or an ordinary worker? Are you the best that you can be? All of us are part of building a competitive South Africa. We are responsible for bringing international investment into our country. We are part of building South Africa’s reputation. MORE >

 

True gender equality rests in South Africans’ hands

12 August 2014 – The recent Brand South Africa Sowetan Dialogues in Bloemfontein focused on the role women have and can play in the country’s democracy. Speakers such as the Honourable Sisi Mabe – Speaker of the Free State Legislature; Mbuyiselo Botha from Sonke Gender Justice; Kenosi Machepa from the Ministry of Women; and dairy farmer Nompi Zim discussed how women’s rights were, in fact, human rights, and that men needed to support women to achieve a society free from sex and gender discrimination. MORE >

 

Sowetan Dialogues discuss the role of women in a democratic South Africa

8 August 2014 – Women’s rights are human rights; these powerful words were uttered and echoed by South African leaders at the Sowetan Dialogues in Bloemfontein, which discussed women’s roles, rights and progress in a democratic South Africa. MORE >

 

Youth look to build South Africa’s brand

23 June 2014 – The future of the country depends on the youth of today, which means their attitudes and thoughts are crucial to building a strong and prosperous nation. To get a deeper understanding of youth and prompt debate and discussion on a range of pertinent issues, as part of Youth Month activities, Brand South Africa hosted a Youth Caucus. MORE >

 

True gender equality rests in South Africans’ hands

12 August 2014 – South Africa ranks high for its legal framework regarding women’s and gender rights, but Phontso Manzi says that South Africans need to play their part in making true gender equality a reality by teaching children that men and women are equal. MORE >

 

Sowetan Dialogues discuss the role of women in a democratic SA

8 August 2014 – Women’s rights are human rights; these powerful words were uttered and echoed by South African leaders at the Sowetan Dialogues in Bloemfontein, which discussed women’s roles, rights and progress. MORE >

 

21st-century South Africans need to leave a lasting legacy

19 June 2014 – Commemorating Youth Day, the 18 June Sowetan Dialogues asked South Africa’s young people to consider the legacy they want to leave for their children. MORE >

 

Watch: Are South African youth creating a legacy? Are they lost? Are they lazy?

 

Brand South Africa’s Sowetan Dialogues urge African unity

3 June 2014 – The most recent Brand South Africa/Sowetan Dialogues event urged South Africans to recognise the role other Africans played in the nation’s struggle for freedom. MORE >

 

Brand South Africa’s Sowetan Dialogues set for Durban

22 May 2014 – Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part / Sowetan Dialogues is headed for Durban, with the focus on Africa’s contribution toward South Africa’s fight against apartheid. MORE >

 

Sowetan Dialogues: Positive thinking for success

30 April 2014 – The young attendees at the most recent Brand South Africa/Sowetan Dialogues session received an eye-opening crash course in leadership development and positive thinking. MORE >

 

Play Your Part and build our future leaders

25 April 2014 – Brand South Africa will on Friday 25 April 2014 host the 5th Play Your Part/Sowetan Dialogue in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. MORE >

 

South African Human Rights culture discussed in Mahikeng

27 March 2014 – Brand South Africa, in the fourth Play Your Part/Sowetan Dialogue on Wednesday 26 March 2014, hosted a robust discussion on fundamental human rights and the responsibility of citizens in our country. MORE >

 

Sowetan Dialogues comes to Mmabatho

24 March 2014 – Brand South Africa is continuing with its Play Your Part / Sowetan Dialogues, with the latest in the series to be held in Mafikeng in the North West province on 26 March. MORE >

 

Brand South Africa Dialogue on health in the Eastern Cape

21 November 2013 – Community members, government leaders and health activists and professionals held a stimulating debate at Brand South Africa’s inaugural Play your Part/Sowetan Dialogue in East London on Wednesday 20 November 2013. MORE >

 

Sowetan Dialogues address high school dropout rate

23 January 2014 – South Africa recently received its highest matric pass rate in 20 years, with 78.2% of 707 136 matric students passing in 2013, but many pupils don’t complete their schooling. MORE >