Social Cohesion


To make it easier for South Africans to interact with each other across racial and class divides, the country needs to improve public spaces and public services.

It is important for all South Africans to be active citizens and exercise leadership throughout society.

A social contract could help propel South Africa onto a higher developmental trajectory as well as build a more cohesive and equitable society.

Unity in diversity will be fostered by a shared commitment to constitutional values. The values entrenched in the Constitution and its Preamble and further expanded upon in the Bill of Responsibilities are part of children's education and should also be promoted amongst adult South Africans.

South Africa needs to build a more equitable society where opportunity is not defined by race, gender, class or religion. This would mean building people's capabilities through access to quality education, health care and basic services, as well as enabling access to employment, and transforming ownership patterns of the economy. Redress measures that seek to correct imbalances of the past should be strengthened.


  • Our vision is a society where opportunity is not determined by race or birthright; where citizens accept that they have both rights and responsibilities. Most critically, we seek a united, prosperous, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa.



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