UP FES Autumn School on Social Democracy and Civic Participation for Young Leaders

FES UP Winter School on Social Democracy and Civic Participation for Young Leaders

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa in partnership with the University of Pretoria (UP) will host its third Democracy School on Social Democracy and Civic Participation for Young Leaders. The school focuses on democracy, social justice and human rights. The specific objective of this programme is to develop young leaders who will later contribute to the political, economic and social debates and fill the leadership vacuum in South Africa. The participants aspire to become leaders that work for the common good and the well-being of everyone in society within their different spheres of influence.

Dates: 2 – 4 September 2021
Venue: Zoom


2 September 2021

Defining politics and activism
Kwezilomso Mbandazayo, Women’s Rights and Gender Justice Programme Manager, Oxfam South Africa

Defining democracy and social democracy: 
Khwezi Mabasa, Senior Researcher, MISTRA

3 September 2021 

Democracy, Activism and Ethics:

 Prof Joel Modiri,  Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Jurisprudence, University of Pretoria

Democracy and sustainability: Food security (UBIG, universal basic income grant): 
Awande Buthelezi, Researcher, Project Worker and Communications at COPAC

Isobel Frye, Founding Director, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute

Democracy and decolonialisation
Siseko Kumalo, PHD Candidate

4 September 2021 

Higher Education funding policy:
Dr Diane Parker, Former Deputy Director General: University Education at Department of Higher Education and Training

Lerato Ndlovu, SRC President, University of Pretoria

Lubabalo Yandisa Nzoyiya, South African Union of Students (SAUS)

Electoral systems  and electoral reform:

Omry Makgoale, Former Chief Mechanical Engineer at Necsa

Dr Shingirai Mtero, African scholar 

Activism, leadership and democracy
David Kabwa, Director, In Alpha and Omega Foundation NPC

Lwazi Fihlani, Student, University of Pretoria

Nqubeko Nonto Maseko, Founder and Co-host, The Amapiano Podcast

Masilu Moshabela, Student and Judge at the Constitutional Tribunal (Student Court), University of Pretoria

Building Organisations that help expand democracy
Rofhiwa Tahula , FES FHAS Alumni , Human settlement practitioner 

Siphamandla Bhengu, Democracy Development Program, Democracy Development Program  

Tlou Seoppa, Campaigner amandla.mobi

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