Concerned citizens team up to save universities

Concerned citizens offered mediation in the ongoing student protest that have since reached undesirable levels.

They have launched #AccessThuto, which means "access education" which is aimed at conflict resolution and facilitation services to help universities resolve these problems.

This initiative is led by Yvonne Mokgoro - a former Constitutional Court judge; Sello Hatang - the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation; Kingsley Makhubela - CEO of Brand South Africa; and Neeshan Balton - CEO of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Justice Mokgoro about what this initiative seeks to attain.

Listen to the full conversation below:

It is about getting people to sit down and talk about the issue

Yvonne Mokgoro, former Constitutional Court judge

We must all understand, appreciate and know exactly what the issues are and you can’t get that without talking.

Yvonne Mokgoro, former Constitutional Court judge

There are deep transformational issues which certainly need to be dealt with and until we sit down and create the climate …

Yvonne Mokgoro, former Constitutional Court judge

We can’t just leave it to the students and university authorities. If they can’t get together, then there is room for intervention.

Yvonne Mokgoro, former Constitutional Court judge

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