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Equity and Redress
Start Date: Feb 06, 2014
End Date: Feb 06, 2014
Venue: Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), 26 Melville Road, Illovo, Johannesburg
Description: The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) was founded in 1993 and has consistently promoted the liberal democratic values that informed Helen Suzman's work throughout her public life, and that she so clearly demonstrated in her devotion to public service.

The HSF is hosting a Roundtable discussion on Equity and Redress on 6 February 2014 in Johannesburg.

In the South African context, the issue of race and opportunity are closely interwoven and for this reason, it is impossible to consider one without reference to the other. South Africa is still coming to terms with the systematic and institutional discrimination of its past, an unjust system that institutionalised racial inequality by denying black South Africans the chance to fulfil their full potential. A consequence of this is that South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world. This societal risk threatens social and political stability as well as economic development and has been identified by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of the “global risks of high concern” in their Global Risks 2014 report.

This roundtable will seek to address the following questions:
• How does South Africa move to a non-racial, non-sexist, and more equal society without succumbing to unfair and arbitrary discrimination on one hand, or complacent acceptance of the status quo on the other?
• Is race a reliable proxy for disadvantage?
• To what extent have current redress policies transformed South African societies?
• Is enough being done to address past injustices?
• What is the link between education, opportunity, and redress?
Time: 17h30 for 18h00

Cocktail snacks will be served after the event

RSVP: Roshan Arnold, Email: roshan@hsf.org.za

• Songezo Zibi, Associate Editor, Financial Mail;
• Eusebius Mckaiser, Political Commentator; and
• Lindiwe Mazibuko, Parliamentary Leader, Democratic Alliance.
For more about the Helen Suzman Foundation, refer www.hsf.org.za
Website: http://www.hsf.org.za
Created By: CPSI
Organizers: The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF)
Participation Requirements: Open

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