8 SA foundations unite to promote dialogue on nation building

The foundations' initiative says citizens need to discuss threats to the country’s Constitutional democracy.

FILE: Roleplayers gathered at the Constitutional Hill today to discuss South Africa’s problems.

JOHANNESBURG - Eight foundations of South African liberation icons have launched an initiative aimed at promoting a national dialogue around nation building.

The foundations' initiative says citizens need to discuss the threats to the country's Constitutional democracy.

Role players gathered at Constitutional Hill today to discuss South Africa's problems.

The foundations have called on citizens to speak out and reflect on whether the country is moving in the right direction.

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation's Max Boqwana said, "In an intentional purposeful dialogue about our history, our present and the future of our dreams."

Meanwhile, the Chief Albert Luthuli Foundation's Sandile Luthuli, says social dialogue is the cornerstone of a vibrant and thriving democracy.

"Where active citizenry is recognised, encouraged and respected."

The foundations say while the country also faces an unprecedented Constitutional crisis, the dialogue will help South Africa strengthen its democracy.