3. Why a social cohesion strategy?
- The strategy responds to the on-going and unfinished national project to address the legacy of colonialism of a special type. It defines the obstacles to social cohesion, including economic inequality, spatial division, prejudice & discrimination, social solidarity and national identity and unity with the purpose to overcome these to build a just society which upholds and embodies the principles and values of an inclusive, non-racial democracy.
Also, it responds to the Electoral Mandate through the Outcome-based approach adopted by cabinet in January 2012.