- Herman Mashaba launched The People's Dialogue to resounding success according to the former mayor
- Mashaba says that thousands of South Africans engaged with the platform, submitting their views on the issues facing the country
- The former DA politician says the comments had shed some light on the most pressing challenges
Herman Mashaba says that thousands of South Africans had taken part in the launch of The People's Dialogue.
Thanking the citizens who took part, the former Joburg mayor felt the message was received loud and clear:
"Thousands of South Africans have already shared their ideas about what needs to be done to fix our country. Their message is clear: we love our country, we are frustrated by our political system, and we are desperate to engage in a conversation about how we can build a South Africa that works for all."
Mashaba revealed that his aim with the launch had been to give the nation a voice in defining its vision:
"My aim with the launch of The Dialogue was to create a platform for ordinary South Africans to make their voices heard in defining a shared vision for the future of our country. For too long we have left important decisions about South Africa to politicians who only have their own self-interest in mind."
He briefly laid out some of the most pressing challenges that weigh heavily on the minds of South Africans:
"While inputs received have covered the full spectrum of challenges facing our people, the need to jumpstart the economy, create jobs, and improve the education system to equip young people with the required skills are among the primary concerns raised."
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