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Title: BRIEFING TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE SOCIAL COHESION PROGRAMME


1
BRIEFING TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE SOCIAL
COHESION PROGRAMME
Presented by Mr. Vuyo Jack Date 24 March 2015
2
Presentation Outline
  • Background
  • Link to NDP
  • Impact Indicators of Outcome 14
  • MTSF Outcome 14 Targets for DAC
  • Coordination and Institutional Arrangements
  • Key Delivery Partners
  • Key Achievements To Date
  • Summary of issues raised in Community
    Conversations

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Background
  • The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) led the
    hosting of the 2012 National Social Cohesion
    Summit.
  • The 2012 National Social Cohesion Summit was
    attended by representatives of all key sectors of
    the South African society, ranging from youth to
    politica parties and civil society.
  • The Summit took 12 Resolutions, summarised as
    follows
  • Mobilizing the society to work together to build
    a caring and proud society
  • Work towards the implementation of the
    recommendations of the 2030 National Development
    Plan
  • Ensure that nation building and social cohesion
    underpins all national, provincial and local
    government strategies
  • Promote and preserve all indigenous cultures and
    knowledge
  • Accelerate change by improving the quality of
    life of all people
  • The State to continue to build capacity to drive
    the socio-economic agenda
  • Fight all forms of discrimination which are a
    danger to nation building and social cohesion
  • Respect human dignity and equality, promote
    freedom, democracy and the rule of law.
  • Expand exisitng national, heritage and other
    awards to recognise all those who contribute
    significantly to nation building and social
    cohesion
  • Develop a nation building project management,
    manual and toolkit and convene social cohesion
    summits at provincial, local and community levels
  • Convene a national social cohesion report back
    summit in 2014 and
  • Develop a detailed implementation plan form the
    proposals made at the summit.

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Background cont
  • The main objective of the Summit was to provide a
    platform for citizens across all sectors fo the
    society to map a way forward in creating a
    caring and proud society.
  • Subsequent to the Summit, an implementation
    framework based on the resolutions was developed,
    part of which is to mobilize all sectors of the
    society to continue to dialogue and bridge the
    gaps that divide us as a nation.
  • The Summit report was presented to the President
    of the Republic of South Africa by the Minister
    of Arts and Culture, the Social Cohesion
    Advocates and a number of eminent South Africans
    who played a leading role at the Summit.
  • The Department of Arts and Culture is tasked with
    the implementation of Resolutions 9, 10, 11 and
    12
  • In implementing these Resolutions, the Department
    works with the Social Cohesion Advocates, Civil
    Society organizations such as the Moral
    Regeneration Movement, Labour and other
    government Departments, to name but a few.

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Link to the NDP
  • The National Development Plan has as its Vision
    for 2013, that South African will be more
    consciuos of the things they have in common than
    what they have as their differences.
  • Working towards this vision, the NDP has set out
    five (5) long-term nation building goals for
    South Africa. They are summarised as follows
  • Knowledge of the Constitution and fostering
    Constitutional Values
  • Equalizing opportunities, promoting inclusion and
    redress
  • Promoting social cohesion across society through
    increased interaction across race and class
  • Promoting active citizenry and broad-based
    leadership
  • Achieving a social compact that will lay the
    basis for equity, inclusion and prosperity for
    all.
  • The 2014-2019 Medium Term Strategic Framework
    (MTSF) is a five-year building block of the NDP
    to assist government to achieve the 2030 goals.
  • The MTSF has 14 Outcomes, to which as the
    Department of Arts and Culture, we lead and
    coordinate Outcome 14 Nation Building and Social
    Cohesion

6
  • IMPACT INDICATORS OF OUTCOME 14 MTSF

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Knowledge of the Constitution and Fostering
Constitutional Values
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Equalising Opportunities, Promoting Inclusion
and Redress
9
Promoting Active Citizenry and Broad Based
Leadership
10
  • MTSF Outcome 14 Targets For DAC

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Fostering Constitutional Values
12
Equal Opportunities, Inclusion And Redress
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Equal Opportunities, Inclusion And Redress
14
Equal Opportunities, Inclusion And Redress
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Promoting Social Cohesion Across Society Through
Increased Interaction Across Race and Class
Key Action Indicator 2019 Target 2014/15 Target
Use international events to promote South Africa as a diverse socially cohesive nation Number of international Arts and Culture Seasons hosted and/or participated in/year 10 international Arts and Culture Seasons hosted and/or participated in by 2018/19 2 international Arts and Culture Seasons hosted and/or participated in by 2014/15
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Fostering A Social Compact
Key Action Indicator 2019 Target 2014/15 Target
Crafting a social compact for a more democratic, equal and more prosperous society derived from the social cohesion summit A social compact for nation building and social cohesion 1 social compact by 2018/19 Process established to set up a social compact by 2014/15
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Coordination and Institutional Arrangements
  • Coordinating
  • Minister of Arts and Culture is responsible for
    coordinating the implementation of nation
    building and social cohesion programmes derived
    from the MTSF.
  • DAC is the secretariat for the Outcome and will
    also be responsible for reporting on progress
    against the indicators.
  • The Social Sector Cabinet Committees will
    continue to facilitate collaborative
    decision-making, and make recommendations to
    Cabinet as it relates to Outcome 14.
  • Social Sector Directors General Cluster forum
    will house and coordinate reporting as part of an
    integrated approach to governance.
  • The Implementation Forum chaired by DAC has been
    constituted. It is made up of all delivery
    partners of the Outcome.

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Key Delivery Partners
  • The DAC as the lead Department will deliver on
    the Outcome with the following delivery partners
  • Provincial Departments of Arts and Culture
  • Brand SA
  • Department of Basic Education
  • Sports and Recreation South Africa
  • GCIS
  • Department of Cooperative Governance
  • SALGA
  • Department od Social Development
  • Department of Women
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Department of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • NGOs and NPOs
  • Media, Trade Unions and Civil Society
    Organizations

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Key Achievements to Date
  • With the emphasis on shaping the discourse on how
    to eradicate intolerances of all kinds, the DAC
    introduced a programme for Social Cohesion
    Advocates. These are eminent members of the
    society who have an influnece in the variuos
    constituencies they represent.
  • The Advocates programme includes, but not
    limited
  • Be represented in community dialogues
  • Participate in round-table discussions building
    up to the Report-Back Summit
  • Lead campaigns on different topics aimed at
    nation building and promoting the spirit of
    Ubuntu
  • Actively participate in all activities of
    national significance such as National Days and
    their commemorations
  • Conduct media interviews on different topics at
    different media platforms
  • The roles of the Advocates are amongst others,
    to
  • Promote the culture of tolerance in order to
    eradicate human rights atrocities
  • Highlight the achievements of the communities and
    the country
  • Utilize all available platfoms such as sport,
    music, art, heritage celebrations and drama to
    spread the message of unity and national pride.

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Key Achievements Cont
  • The Project Management Manual and Toolkit has
    been developed as per Resolution 10 of the 2012
    Summit. This Toolkit will be used as an
    assessment instrument in the 2015 Community
    Conversations.
  • The plans to host the Report-back and Monitoring
    Summit are underway. The Summit will be held in
    March 2015 in the Eastern Cape.
  • Most Provinces have held their Provincial Summits
    (Northern Cape, KZN, Gauteng, Northwest and
    Mpumalanga). We are continously engaging with the
    remaining provinces to host the Summits.
  • Community Conversations were rolled out
    throughout the country and were held in all the 9
    (nine) Provinces. In the slides below, we outline
    a summary of the key issues raised at the
    Community Conversations.

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Approach and Methodology
  • Interactive workshop constituting a maximum of
    sixty (60) participants from diverse racial
    groups and backgrounds
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies
  • The Appreciative Enquiry Methodology
  • Recognises and values the contributions or
    attributes of things and people around them.
  • Asset Based Community Development Methodology
  • Uses the principle that there are existing assets
    (human capital, social capital, physical/
    natural/ financial capital) within the community
    that need to be nurtured and also encourages the
    communities to bring positive change in their own
    environment.
  • Rich employment of image sculpturing and drawing
  • Deconstructing present perspectives and
    re-constructing desired change on the basis of
    the communitys aspiration and vision.

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Summary of Key Issues Raised at Community
Conversations
  • The common issues that are raised in the
    conversations as issues that divide the society
    are summarized as follows
  • Unequal distribution of resources in societies
  • Different societal classes and inequality which
    creates different societies
  • Political organizations which divide the society
  • Religion according to urban and rural areas
  • Racism,
  • Language
  • Education
  • Service delivery
  • Lack of family values
  • Nepotism
  • Unresolved land reform issues
  • Lack of understanding of our political diversity
  • Inability to accept one another
  • Crime
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Substance abuse
  • Below is the sample of the findings of the
    sub-outcome discussions during community
    conversations

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Profile of Participants of the Conversations
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Consolidated Themes What divides us as a
Society
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Consolidated Themes What divides us as a
society
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How should Department of Arts and Culture promote
unity amongst South Africans
  • The Department should embark on the following key
    activities
  • Conduct more social cohesion community
    conversations and encourage all racial groups to
    attend
  • Promote cultural festivals for youth especially
    in rural areas
  • Enhance financial and institutional support for
    up and coming artists
  • Include the Khoisan communities in all
    Departmental initiatives and programmes
  • Increase support for the healing of the nation
    through appropriate community programmes
  • Use arts and culture as a catalyst for Social
    Cohesion
  • Introduce cultural learning programmes and tours
    amongst communities
  • Encourage media to increase talk show on Nation
    Building and Social Cohesion
  • Encourage people to celebrate and tell their
    cultural practice that include songs and dance
  • Encourage Department of Basic Education to
    introduce arts and culture as a subject at
    schools
  • Work much closely with Traditional Authorities
    and Municipalities on Nation Building and Social
    Cohesion programmes
  • Increase greater outreach to all communities
    including minorities (Whites, Indians, Coloureds)
    to participate in Nation Building programmes and
    initiatives
  • Promote unity amongst communities, acknowledge
    all cultures and promote Nation Building
    initiatives and
  • Partner with other Government Departments to
    enhance Nation Building and Social Cohesion in
    communities.

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How should Department of Arts and Culture promote
unity amongst South Africans
  • Facilitate conversations where different stakehold
    ers take part in sharing experiences and
    challenges they face
  • Facilitate dialogue in society that will foster
    better understanding of different cultures and
    how these could be used for nation building and
    social cohesion
  • Encourage society to celebrate together days of
    national importance
  • Conduct more workshops on social cohesion and
    training in order for people to appreciate the
    importance of a united society
  • Be more visible in communities and understand
    their need accordingly
  • Develop more cultural festivals that would
    attract more young people.
  • Inculcate acceptable moral values in society in
    partnership with other Government Departments
    through appropriate community programmes
  • Support young and upcoming artist from rural
    areas and townships by providing them with
    finance, capacity building and create space for
    them to showcase their talents and art work
  • Promote art and culture in communities by having
    a ward forum at each local municipality to deal
    with issues of arts and culture
  • Use existing Government structures such as
    Community Development Workers (CDWs) to promote
    art and culture as a catalysis for social
    cohesion
  • Partner with other Government Departments that
    advocate for implementation of the Laws and
    policies that deal with social division
  • Partner with Department of Sports in particular
    to enhance social cohesion in communities
  • Assist in solving arts and culture issues at
    local Municipalities and
  • Hold cultural functions and provide youth with
    workshops that are aimed at inculcating a sense
    of unity and national identity in them.

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Findings Nation Building, Social Cohesion and
National identity
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Findings Active Citizenry and Volunteerism
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Findings Human Rights and Responsibilities
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Recommendations
  • Community consultation and engagement in the
    planning of events of national importance is
    critical for buy-in
  • Rural areas and Townships should be targeted for
    cultural festivals, youth empowerment and
    initiatives that sought to promote arts and
    culture
  • The need to communicate more as a society within
    and across communities should be encouraged in
    order to create tolerance among racial groups,
    platform for sharing of cultural experiences, and
    solution to societal problems that inculcate a
    sense of nationhood in societies
  • The work of NGOs, CBOs, schools, media, families
    is important in building actively engaged
    citizens, with a culture of tolerance and
    obligation to human rights
  • Community leaders should display good and morally
    acceptable leadership through how they lead
    communities
  • Nation Building and Social Cohesion will fail if
    government through the Department of Arts and
    Culture, does not increase opportunities for
    people to honestly and openly engage with one
    another and
  • Platforms like this one, are needed more than
    ever for Nation Building and Social Cohesion
    programmes to be realised

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