Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
A Social work practitioner, Educator & Researcher
The downside of separating religion and politics has been the inability of religion to influence political leadership and policies leading to the moral morass that affects individuals in their public and private spheres.
In the worst-case scenario where the economy continues to shrink or stagnates, its capacity to absorb jobseekers would remain compromised. Consequently, the capacity of unions to expand their membership would also remain curtailed.
Is the aspiration to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030 as encapsulated in the National Development Plan (NDP) already a dream deferred for South Africa?
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