Recording of Rebuild SA Communities Webinar

29 September 2021

Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) and Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) is hosting a series of seminars under the theme ‘Rebuild’. This comes in the wake of the recent turmoil in KZN and Gauteng; the devastating impact of Covid 19 on lives, livelihoods and our democracy generally; the low economic growth SA was experiencing before the pandemic, and which worsened in 2020; and the challenges the state has been facing generally post the period of state capture.

Rebuilding Communities explored some of the immediate causes and effects of the July 2021 events, located in the broader framework of the challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment, which have been cited as being at the root of lack of social cohesion in South Africa. The discussion is foregrounded by an understanding of what happened on the ground, and what measures are in place at the flashpoints themselves.

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