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‘SA’s problems can’t be solved by efforts of politicians alone’

Corruption and increasing mistrust of the country’s leaders have been listed as some of SA’s major issues.

FILE: The initiative, led by Archbishop Thabo Mokgoba, has been created to allow members of civil society a platform to make their voices heard. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNEBSURG - With the second day of discussions on the Socio-Economic Future of South Africa (Sefsa) concluded, leaders of the movement say South Africa's problems can't be solved by the efforts of politicians alone.

The initiative, led by Archbishop Thabo Mokgoba, has been created to allow members of civil society a platform to make their voices heard.

Corruption, socio-economic inequalities and increasing mistrust of the country's leaders have been listed as some of South Africa's major issues.

Sefsa member Dr Ruben Richards says South Africans need to start asking themselves tough questions about the state of their country.

"Is there a crisis? If there is, what is the nature of the crisis, what do we do and what do I do as an individual? "

Reverend Frank Chikane says regardless of what state the country is in, no singular group is alone responsible for its reparations.

"It can't be resolved by business alone [or] young people alone but it's a collective effort."

The Sefsa initiative has now set itself a five-year target to stimulate public debate and implement practical solutions.

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