VIP Debate Club #2
Race in SA: 20 Years of What?
Date: Tuesday 28 October 2014
Time: 5.30pm to 7pm
Venue: Bannister Hotel, 9 De Beer Street, Braamfontein
Register: It’s free to attend, however please complete our form below.
The VIP Debate Club is back in Braamfontein this month. Join us for our new Live VIP ZA event series – the VIP Debate Club – Tuesday 28 October at the Bannister Hotel, Braamfontein.
The VIP Debate Club is a regular open event at which young people are invited to discuss and debate some of the most pertinent youth-specific political topics of the day in a relaxed space over a drink. Facilitated by young social commentators and influencers, the club is a great place to join like-minded people for a healthy debate.
In recent times, the Blackface incident at the University of Pretoria and the ongoing criticism around the lack of transformation in South Africa rugby have reignited the debate around whether South Africa is a post-racial society. Our debate will discuss whether the Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu-inspired national-building imperative of self-diagnosing South African society as the “Rainbow Nation” in 1994 may have been premature. Did this stymie the racial dialogue required to genuinely move South Africa forward or does South Africa really reflect the “Rainbow Nation”?
Our own Lee Molefi will be facilitating the debate.
Join the debate!