i have loved the conversations happening on my blog with regards to matters of Race recently. A lot of the posts are specific to South Africa, but i imagine there are themes, ideas and principles that will translate to other contexts around the world and it will be good to get some outside voices as it were to comment as well. What has been particularly exciting to see has been the spirit of engagement that has taken place in the comments sections as people with clearly differing views have looked to listen and address what is being raised and queried without letting it become personal or aggressive. i thought it would be helpful to create a home page specifically focusing on ways of moving forwards so that these conversations are easier to find and jump into. So please look around and more importantly dive in and get involved – we want to hear your voice. But please play nice. Let’s wrestle but with open minds and the possibility of hearing and learning new things and ways as we try and figure out this New South Africa together. As we seek to build a truly Rainbow Nation:
A Practical Way Forward – We invited some friends round for dinner and a conversation on race, location and boundary.
Time to Lose the Other – i think this is one of the most important conversations we need to have in SA: Us vs. Them
First Steps Towards a really New South Africa: Nkosi Gola gives some thoughts on the question, ‘What can white people do as first steps towards making a difference?’
First Steps in the New South Africa – Sindile Vabaza tackles the same question with some different perspective and a really exciting way of viewing the future.
Steps Towards Transformation – Hulisani Khorombi steps into the conversation and shares some of her thoughts.
A Look at Employment Equity – Sindile Vabaza talks through this one example of things to consider when pushing ahead
Inching closer to a Changed South Africa – hear some thoughts from Michael Talbot on his journey of listening and questioning
Some thoughts on Restitution – Avuyile Tu from Khayelitsha shares some ideas on this important topic