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Leaders and Followers: civil society giving voice to the poor

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Leaders and Followers: civil society giving voice to the poor

  1. 1. Leaders and Followers:Civil Society giving Voice to the Poor!
  2. 2. Dr Thamsanqa Elisha Nxumalo• Born in Northern KZN – Vryheid.• Stay in Gauteng – Bronkhorstspruit : 50 Km East of Pretoria.• Obtained PhD in Penology through UNISA in 2000.• Former National Commissioner (DG) Dept of Correctional Services.• Former lecturer – UNISA.• Former Executive Director – Khulisa (NGO).• Currently – Oversee Mustard Seed Faith Ministries &• Consulting.• Contact details: 072 601 3720 or• E- mail: nxumalote@gmail.com
  3. 3. Leadership! "There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask, What happened?" --Casey Stengel"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enablethe world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with afiner spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich theworld. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand." --Woodrow Wilson
  4. 4. Governance: Who has influence? Citizens Civil Government Society History Media Citizens Private Sector ti Culture Technology Citizens Source:
  5. 5. Argument!“People shouldnt be afraid of theirgovernment. Governments should be afraid oftheir people.”― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
  6. 6. Principles of Good Governance 1. • ParticipationLegitimacy & • Consensus Voice orientation 2. • Strategic Vision Direction
  7. 7. 3. • ResponsivenessPerformance • Effectiveness & Efficiency 4. • Accountability of decision- makersAccountability • Transparency
  8. 8. 5. •EquityFairness •Rule of Law
  9. 9. TO GIVE A VOICE TO THE POOR PROMOTE - Social AccountabilityGovernance Empowerment Development Effectiveness
  10. 10. Question we are asking!Is it possible for organizations to work or“get into bed” with the government on theone hand and still hold them to account on theother?Are there limitations to the cooperation?If there are, what could/should these be?
  11. 11. Brainstorming “Mind Spin” Individual & Team Round 1: (5 - Minutes) Round 2: (5 – Minutes)1. Divide into teams of 4-5 each. 1) Begins the same way as round one – but this2. Write as many ideas /solutions as possible. time when you reach an idea block -3. Write one idea per card and SLAM it on your 2) Grab an idea card from the pile in front of right. you.4. After SLAMMING the first five cards – grab 3) Round 1: Options (a), (b), & (c) apply. another card from the centre pile. 4) Not until all cards in front of you are gone5. If at some point you cannot think of a solution are you allowed to grab a card from the – grab the top card on your left. neighbor on the left.NB: 3 options – 5) Grab the top card from the pile on your left a) Read it and SLAM it on your right b) Read it and be Inspired – write your 6) Round 1: Options (a), (b), & (c) apply. inspiration and SLAM both cards on your right 7) Please continue with the process until the c) Read it, add to it with a question or “ Bell Rings” to stop round 2. comment, then SLAM it down before grabbing 8) We‘ll collect all card ideas , read and another card from the left. select the top 10 ideas6. Please continue with the process until the 9) Discuss each of them with the view to “ Bell Rings” to stop round 1. presenting those during the plenary7. Collect cards, shuffle them and distribute. session.

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