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Finding Ways to Walk Together dialogue initiative in South Africa – Free State Youth dialogue

Finding Ways to Walk Together dialogue initiative in South Africa – Free State Youth dialogue

By Ayanda Nyoka, from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

The Finding Ways to Walk Together dialogue initiative in South Africa hosted a youth dialogue, the last of the four regional dialogues on the 31st May to 1st June in the Free State province, in partnership with the International Institute for Studies in Race, Reconciliation and Social justice of the Free State University.  The dialogue was set to coincide with youth month which begins the 1st of June each year to commemorate the youth of 1976 who came together on June 16 in Soweto and different parts of South Africa in resistance against Bantu education.

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Finding Ways to Walk Together dialogue on Education held in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa – East London

“If I had this kind of dialogue in my youth, I would have been a Mandela by now.”

“Everything starts with us. We can till the soil with more vigour”.

 

By Ayanda Nyoka*

The Finding Ways to Walk Together initiative in South Africa convened a dialogue on Education in East London in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa on March 2-3, 2012.   The Eastern Cape is South Africa’s second largest province, and a birth place of most of South Africa’s prominent political leaders, such as Nelson Mandela to mention but a few. However, it is also the country’s most impoverished and underdeveloped province, having inherited the apartheid government’s deliberate underdevelopment of the homeland areas (Eastern Cape Development Corporation).

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