Current Contributions

Here are a few of the initiatives I’m a part of now to make my contribution to the change we want to see in the world:

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Supporting this excellent Pan-African movement of people and formations, working for peace, justice and dignity is something I’m really passionate about. Africans coming together to support each other for justice in this intergenerational initiative is inspiring and exciting to be a part of.  As a movement we are determined to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the Future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity.

For more visit the website.

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I’m working with some impressive people as a member of the board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Through the foundation we focus on defining, assessing and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa.

For more visit the website.

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Being the Chairman of Afrigrow is a really wonderful thing to be involved in, our vision to “increase social cohesion, food production and enhance food security by Supporting Smallholder Farmers” is one close to my heart and what I’m also working on as a trustee for Earthrise Trust as I spend time out at Rustlers Valley.

For more visit the website.

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Catalysed by the #FeesMustFall student movement starting in 2015 the national debate on education reform us risen up. Yet there has been a need for structure and a path forward. So late 2016 the South African National Education Reform Process has been underway and real progress is being made. Drawing from my lessons in organising and change making we are seeing a broad coalition of teachers, students, parents, administration coming together to get a just solution for South Africa where anyone who would like to study in a tertiary institution is able. This is something I’m proud to be a part of working on a the movement.

For more visit the website.

 

 Just Energy Future

The world’s environmental, humanitarian and developmental challenges have converged. It is time for urgent action. Trade unions, social organisations, students and ordinary citizens must be encouraged to fight for an ethical social and energy transition that embraces zero carbon, zero poverty and zero inequality paradigms. We must come together to protect Mother Nature our only home.

That is why I’m also involved in working towards a just energy future. We are bringing together a broad group of actors with the common goal of a clean energy future for South Africa. Working with civil society, the finance sector and experts in the area of clean energy it’s an exciting to be a part of this.