Madonsela's Democracy Festival aims to explore good governance

This weekend, the inaugural Democracy Festival will take place at Constitution Hill. The event is hosted by the Thuli Madonsela Foundation and aims bring together young people and celebrate being a South African and exploring the ideas of good leadership and governance.

Advocate Thuli Madonsela says that they hope the event will get people engaged in the democratic project. This is to have discussion around democracy as a whole, including how one chose competent leaders, she adds.

[Citizens] can enrich democracy, deepen democracy and define it in a way that meets their needs.

Advocate Thuli Madonsela

While the Democracy Festival is a talking forum, Madonsela says it can link up to the everyday needs SA citizens have. This is because this at the heart of the discussion lies in the day to day service delivery people need.

It does link up to everyday bread and butter things, because the first question to South Africa is: What does democracy mean to you, what should democracy deliver? In the democracy that you live in, is it delivering what you want it to deliver? And if its not, what are you prepared to do to get the democracy of your dreams?

Advocate Thuli Madonsela

Madonsela says that for her, the event is all about grooming young leaders to secure a better democracy for the country.

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Madonsela's Democracy Festival aims to explore good governance


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Hiding inside the 'dark web' - the horrors of child pornography

Hiding inside the 'dark web' - the horrors of child pornography

Expert says says child pornography has the effect of re-abusing the victim because it always exists online.

Thousands expected to march in support of Zuma

Thousands expected to march in support of Zuma

Supporters of the former president are expected to march to the Durban High Court on Friday.

NPA to pursue Zuma prosecution

NPA to pursue Zuma prosecution

NPA boss Shaun Abrahams announced on Friday that the state will reinstate fraud and corruption charges against Jacob Zuma.

Would you pay a 'democracy tax'? (and what does it mean?)

Would you pay a 'democracy tax'? (and what does it mean?)

Columnist Tom Eaton chats to 702's Bongani Bingwa about how citizens can answer the oft-asked question, 'what can we do?'

Gwede Mantashe: We are going to that conference and we are ready for it

Gwede Mantashe: We are going to that conference and we are ready for it

ANC General Secretary Gwede Mantashe talks about the state of the ANC ahead of the December elective conference.

Vavi: I can't sleep at night for making Zuma the president

Vavi: I can't sleep at night for making Zuma the president

Zwelinzima Vavi says South Africa is paying dearly for choices they've made in being angry with Mbeki and not thinking logically.

Popular articles
If all goes as planned, there will be no load shedding this week - Eskom

If all goes as planned, there will be no load shedding this week - Eskom

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says there will be no load shedding this week as Eskom looks to get back to normal.

This video doorbell let's homeowners check on the front door from their phones

This video doorbell let's homeowners check on the front door from their phones

On Technobyte this week the traditional doorbell goes hi-tech, Uber wants to fly you and Google is launching an AI lab in Ghana.

[WATCH] Eusebius Mckaiser: I call BS on Malema's racism targeting Indians

[WATCH] Eusebius Mckaiser: I call BS on Malema's racism targeting Indians

Show host Eusebius McKaiser says EFF's leader Julius Malema's comments on Indians are grossly unacceptable and irresponsible.

[WATCH] Portuguese commentator goes wild over Christiano Ronaldo

[WATCH] Portuguese commentator goes wild over Christiano Ronaldo

Check out the latest tweets and social posts on What's Gone viral with Khabazela...

[LISTEN] State capture crippled our economy - Pravin Gordhan

[LISTEN] State capture crippled our economy - Pravin Gordhan

Minister of Public Entreprises Pravin Gordhan explains the condition of state owned enterprises and the changes he is making.

WCED objects to education dept making history compulsory

WCED objects to education dept making history compulsory

MEC of Education in the WC Debbie Schäfer says South Africa doesn't need more historians but children should be economy savvy.

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Stage 1 load s​hedding has been declared nationally. The City of Cape Town has urged residents to take note of the schedules.

Man who dumped body of family dog in street demoted at top JHB law firm

Man who dumped body of family dog in street demoted at top JHB law firm

Media law guru Emma Sadleir warns employees online that there are many potential events that could bring a company into disrepute.

Don’t earn much? How to best invest tiny amounts...

Don’t earn much? How to best invest tiny amounts...

Earn peanuts, but want to start investing? You can now buy even tiny fractions of a share at a time. And it's very simple!