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