UNITING SOUTH AFRICANS FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

WE OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE AND FOR THOUGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES TO BE HEARD.

MISSION

Our mission is to create safe spaces where people of all races and cultural backgrounds can listen, talk, understand, ask and learn from each other in constructive discussion. We aim to host these discussions in a positive environment born from the need for (re)conciliation and transformation in South Africa.

VISION

To form groups across South Africa that have honest conversations among all racial groups.

To create a culture of open, meaningful and respectful dialogues.

To become the place for thoughtful perspectives and constructive dialogues about race, (re)conciliation and transformation.

OUTCOMES

The expected outcome for Real Talk is to move South Africa closer to (re)conciliation.

To create a safe place for conversation among different races where they have the opportunity to build relationships and reimagine their attitudes and behaviour towards each other.

OUR ETHOS

To create a safe space for conversation that will promote healing, (re)conciliation and growth.

OUR ETHOS

To provide opportunities to listen and understand each other.

OUR ETHOS

To take risks by having difficult conversations about taboo topics.

OUR ETHOS

To create an ethos of respect and openness between races to understand each other better.

OUR ETHOS

To encourage participants to recognise each other’s common humanity.

OUR ETHOS

To offer a way forward by being able to envision a future beyond our anger and pain.

OUR ETHOS

To develop healthy narratives that will remove the divide between races.

WHAT WE DO: OUR ACTIVITIES

TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

Each presentation is between 1 and 3 hours long, depending on the level of interactivity sought and the time allocated to Q&A. Under 90 minutes is not recommended.

FACILITATIONS, DIALOGUES AND WORKSHOPS

The recommended time for each of these is 4-5 hours excluding breaks.

INTERVENTIONS AND CONSULTATIONS

This involves walking a longer journey with each other, the timeframe and intensity of which would be planned and agreed upfront.

THE TEAM

Itai Chitapi

Formerly Executive Assistant to the CEO of a multinational telecoms, media & technology business

B.Sc. (Biochemistry, Genetics, Psychology), B.Sc. Hons. (Medicine), M.Sc. Structural Biology

Master’s degree in Public Policy, focusing on language and education

Johan Erasmus

Leader of Dialoog Church, aiming to promote philosophical and religious dialogue

B.A. in Political Science & History, Honours in Philosophy, Masters in Theology

THULANI MADINGINYE

Co-founder, Chief Executive and Lead Researcher at Berakah Value Investments

Bachelor of Business Science with Honours in Economics and a Major in Politics; Masters in Applied Economics

THORSTEN MARBACH

College Lecturer, TGIF co-ordinator, Stakeholder relationship consultant

IT and Telecommunications background

BSc. Engineering and B.Sc. (Hons.) Theology

UPCOMING EVENTS

Next event: 05 June 2019

05 June
10:00 am
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22 SEPT
15:00 pm
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CONTACT US

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