Microsoft Word - CITIZEN LEADERSHIP FOR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP.doc
While these organizations were critical to the eventual demise of apartheid, the dynamics of secrecy, conflict and violence of these organizations also created difficult challenges for the transition and development of organizations in the post apartheid era. [...] People in the towns and mostly in the Eastern Cape have been shaped and influenced mostly by the years of struggle for democracy, and the development of democracy has challenged many young and old to look at choices and options differently. [...] As participants highlighted: • “One always needs to include all stakeholders and the community in decision making and projects because the end product will be in the hands of the community.” • “I have learnt and understood in detail how to organize and also public speaking.” Institute for Democracy in South Africa Citizens Leadership Project Report by Mpho Putu for SIDA March 2007, Page 15 of 25 P. [...] `Other participants mentioned the importance of understanding the duty and role of citizens as one of the most valuable topics in the course. [...] One of the distinctive features of the programme is the effort to provide continuing linkages and support to the participants.