Former heads of state call for proper leadership

The initial installment of what will be a series of dialogues across the country has been concluded.

The National Foundations Dialogue Initiative, on Friday, launched conversations to address what they believe is a the deep and pervasive general crisis facing the country.

Former President Thabo Mbeki as well as Former heads of state FW de Klerk and Kgalema Motlanthe kicked off the first dialogue in Johannesburg.

Their foundations, as well as a number of other organisations have come together for the initiative.

Gia Nicolaides was there.

It's really bringing people together, giving the citizen a voice to actually sit down and actually speak about some of the critical issues that the country is facing at the moment.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

They have said that now is the time to have this national dialogue because there are a number of issues facing our country, of course, the economy is one of the big ones, how we can restore the values that South Africa has lost or is losing and the call for proper role models and leadership.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Those involved say these talks will occur across the country over a period of two to three years.

They need to get everybody on the ground to have an opportunity to say what is going on in their communities and hopefully through that, they will be able to put forward a document that they will hand over to government, and hopefully, it may result in some policy formation.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Read: Former Presidents launch national dialogue to address threats to SA's democracy

Despite criticism from the Economic Freedom Fighter's over the De Klerk's attendance, Nicolaides says there appeared to be a positive sentiment.

A number of Foundations including the chief Albert Luthuli and Desmond tutu Foundations are pledging their support for this initiative.

Click below to listen to the full report...


This article first appeared on 702 : Former heads of state call for proper leadership


Read More
Tough decisions ahead for Idols SA winner Paxton Fielies, says publicist

Tough decisions ahead for Idols SA winner Paxton Fielies, says publicist

Publicist and artist manager Martin Myers talks about what's ahead for Idols South Africa season 13 winner Paxton Fielies.

WATCH: Authors discuss tell-all book on how Jacob Zuma stole SA

WATCH: Authors discuss tell-all book on how Jacob Zuma stole SA

Investigative journos Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit on President Zuma's rule and how he's apparently wrecked SA institutions.

Former Presidents launch national dialogue to address threats to SA's democracy

Former Presidents launch national dialogue to address threats to SA's democracy

Former heads of states partner with numerous struggle stalwarts' foundations to address the "general national crisis" in SA.

Lindiwe Sisulu says ANC branches are captured

Lindiwe Sisulu says ANC branches are captured

ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu has once again raise various concerns about the state of the ANC and its leadership.

'Mantashe isn't backing down on the reshuffle and neither is Zuma'

'Mantashe isn't backing down on the reshuffle and neither is Zuma'

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe rightfully denied apologising to Presiden Jacob Zuma, explains Stephen Grootes.

ANC of President Zuma thrives on noise and chaos - Mashele

ANC of President Zuma thrives on noise and chaos - Mashele

On Monday KZN ANC’s Sihle Zikalala condemned disruptions by the ANCYL at the Kathrada memorial service in Durban at the weekend.

Popular articles
Financially prepare yourself before the wedding bells

Financially prepare yourself before the wedding bells

Liberty Legal Marketing Specialist, Faeeza Khan talk us through a few financial pointers before getting hitched.

Oscar's family unhappy with producers as movie makes SA debut this weekend

Oscar's family unhappy with producers as movie makes SA debut this weekend

The movie stars Joburg-born actor Andreas Damm as Pistorius and Victoria Secret model Toni Garrn as Reeva Steenkamp.

Statement to remove LLB programme from SA universities is misleading: Max Price

Statement to remove LLB programme from SA universities is misleading: Max Price

Max Price says Council on Higher Education's announcement that UKZN, UCT and UL could lose their LLB accreditation is not right.

Is taking items from the hotel room stealing?

Is taking items from the hotel room stealing?

Tsogo Sun Cape regional manager explains which items are free to be taken home by guests and why.

WATCH: Innovative spray limits toilet flushes and saves water

WATCH: Innovative spray limits toilet flushes and saves water

Loo Me is a simple yet effective scented foam that takes the yuck out of "mellowing" toilets preventing multiple flushes.