What Now, South Africa?
20.00, Friday 1 March, SALONGEN
Hopes were high for a better future in 1994, when the Apartheid regime fell and the ANC and Nelson Mandela took office. Yet, today South Africa is the most unequal country in the world, according to The World Bank. Their report found that the top 1% of South Africans own 70.9% of the country’s wealth, while the bottom 60% only controls 7% of the country’s assets. Most of the people living in poverty are black. And most blacks are poor. Is this the legacy of Apartheid? What are the causes for the growing inequality? How does this play into politics? And how does it effect younger generations?
Rehad Desai – South African Director of «Everything must fall»
Fasiha Hassan – Founder and leader of the Fees Must Fall movement in South Africa
Moderator: Liv Tørres – Executive director of Nobel Peace Centre and visiting professor of Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg.