1. A COMMON VISION FOR SA (Sharlene Swartz)

  • Race no longer dominates.
  • Equal access to opportunities.
  • Social and geographical integration.
  • Know and have different people as neighbors.
  • Poverty and inequality are dim memories.

2. INDIVIDUAL: HOW CAN WE START BUILDING “SOCIAL COHESION” FROM TOMORROW MORNING?

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3. CORPORATE / INSTITUTIONAL

3.1 Church

  • Equipping congregants with adequate knowledge of our past. (Hosea 4:6)
  • Promote social cohesion by participating in the “What’s your Story” initiative with your family, friends, employers, employees, colleagues wherever you are, especially across the racial divide.
  • Encourage their congregants and ministries to get involved in inequality (education and health), unemployment, poverty, healing / reconciliation, restoration of family and anchoring our democracy.
  • Become actively involved in your church transformation program.

3.2 Business

  • Equipping their employees and employers with adequate knowledge of our past.
  • Promote social cohesion by participating in the “What’s your Story” initiative with your family, friends, employers, employees, colleagues wherever you are, especially across the racial divide.
  • Encouraging their employees and employers to focus their corporate social responsibilities on inequality (health and education), unemployment, poverty, healing / reconciliation, restoration of family and anchoring our democracy.
  • Become actively involved in your business transformation program.

3.3 Education (Schools and Tertiary)

  • Equipping learners, students, employees and employers with adequate knowledge of our past.
  • Promote social cohesion by participating in the “What’s your Story” initiative with your family, friends, employers, employees, colleagues wherever you are, especially across the racial divide.
  • Encouraging learners, students, employees and employers to focus their social outreach programs on inequality (health and education), unemployment, poverty, healing / reconciliation, restoration of family and anchoring our democracy.
  • Become actively involved in your school, college and university transformation program.

3.4 Government

  • Equipping employees and employers with adequate knowledge of our past.
    Promote social cohesion by participating in the “What’s your Story” initiative with your family, friends, employers, employees, colleagues wherever you are, especially across the racial divide.
  • Encouraging employees and employers to focus their social outreach programs on inequality (health and education), unemployment, poverty, healing / reconciliation, restoration of family and anchoring our democracy.
  • Become actively involved in your departmental transformation program.

4 SOCIAL: WHAT CAN WE DO IN OUR SOCIAL LIVES?

  • Start or join a mixed supper club.
  • Refrain from telling racial jokes but more importantly have the guts to reprimand others who do.
  • Start a 10:10:10 focus group.
  • Encourage people to accept that, in order to shape our future together, we need to understand our “past”.
  • Don’t reinvent the wheel. Get involved with people already working in areas of inequality, unemployment and poverty. (Contact local NGO coalition).

5. THE WAY FORWARD.

  • Accept that we were either a perpetrator, victim, bystander, resister and/or a beneficiary and it is time to stop dwelling in the past and move on.
  • Decide where you can play a role in dealing with inequality (education and health), unemployment, poverty, healing / reconciliation, restoration of family and anchoring our democracy.
  • Join the JUST1HR movement to spend one hour per month on an activity intentionally working to be part of our second miracle.
  • In order to promote social cohesion, participate in the “What’s your Story” initiative with your family, friends, employers, employees, colleagues wherever you are, especially across the racial divide.

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TMJ/MHN 04/07/2017