Arts and Culture hosts the Social Cohesion Community Conversations post the National Social Cohesion Summit

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14 Apr 2013

The Department of Arts and Culture together with the Western Cape Provincial Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will host Social Cohesion community conversations in the Western Cape, which will provide feedback relating to the resolutions of the National Social Cohesion Summit held in July 2012.

These conversations are intended to share inputs and recommendations made at the national Social Cohesion Summit and get commnunity feedback.

The national summit took resolutions that recommit South Africa and its people to strive for a more caring society characterised by democracy, respect for human rights and promotion of access to opportunities for all. It committed the people of South Africa to renew their commitment to heal the divisions of the painful past and establishing a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights.

The planned community feedback conversations are intended to ensure that the values identified and the practical outcomes of the National Summit are not only part of government programmes but are embraced, supported, internalised and acted upon by all communities in the South Africa.

These conversations will be hosted in various venues across all the Districts of the Western Cape Province on the following dates:
Eden District Bartolomeu Dias Museum, Mossel Bay Monday, 14 January 2013, 17:30 for 18:00
Overberg District Drostdy Museum, Swellendam Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 17:30 for 18:00
Cape Winelands Protea la Cotte Hotel, Franschhoek Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 17:30 for 18:00

This is the first of a series of community conversations on the social cohesion summit. Conversations will take place in all nine provinces.

For media enquiries please contact Hannetjie du Preez 021 483 9507/8 or Madimetja Moleba 072 842 6594 MadimetjaM@dac.gov.za
For media RSVP please contact Tshilidzi Netshilaphala 082 885 1914