Can the Democratic Alliance chart a way forward for liberalism and rid itself of a pernicious form of whiteness, asks Christi van der Westhuizen….
Without democrats, no democracy. This applies to both citizens and citizen representatives or politicians.
Without active citizens who participate in their societies in between elections, who solve problems their neighborhood faces, their community and who are informed and skilled in order to do so, democracy can’t become healthy nor developmental.
If political leaders do not espouse democratic principals and ethics and who don’t have the required skills-set or theoretical framework and who only think in terms of power and safe-guarding narrow interests democracy cannot grow.
Democracy Works Foundation therefore offers several innovative training packages that are targeted at following beneficiaries:
- political leaders, whether established or youthful
- citizen and community leaders
- civil society activists and change makers
In time Democracy Works shall make training materials available online in such a way that citizens can educate and train themselves.
White people still accrue benefits from their whiteness, even if they claim victimhood. A few years ago at a discussion on race and redress,…
As the country appears to plod along aimlessly with moral decay, rampant corruption and public service delivery failures, the church must be a voice…