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Democracy works — we just need better leaders | Lindiwe Mazibuko

Dec 4, 2023
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Lindiwe Mazibuko, a public leader, discusses the challenges South Africa faces in fulfilling the promises of democracy. She emphasizes the need for better leadership to improve citizens' lives. Mazibuko shares her mission to cultivate ethical leaders and support women in politics for a more effective democracy.
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  • Poor leadership has hindered the fulfillment of promises made during South Africa's transition to democracy.
  • Investing in ethical leaders and promoting active citizenship can restore faith in South African democracy.

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The Promise of South African Democracy

South Africa's transition to democracy in 1994 promised a better life for all its people, but today the country remains one of the most unequal on Earth. The speaker highlights the need for leadership changes to fully realize the promise of South African democracy. The journey towards democracy involved negotiations and challenges, resulting in a respected constitution with a bill of rights and a commitment to delivering a better life for all. However, the failure of political leaders to fulfill these promises has led to disillusionment, particularly among the youth, who are willing to sacrifice the right to vote for basic needs.

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