Every Nation must stop and take pause, especially one with deep divisions both racial and economic as in South Africa, in order to constantly refine its capacity for reflection, dialogue and action.
It is against this background that the National Foundations Dialogue Initiative (NFDI) was born.
The central aim of NFDI is earnest dialogue and consensus building. The social and political diversity of the Founding Member foundations is a mirror of our country. NFDI is convinced that this provides a sufficiently broad basis for South Africans from different backgrounds and persuasions to reflect on the Nation’s experience of the past 21 years, to confront our problems, challenges, fears and perceptions about one another and the country in search of a contract within which we can share a common citizenship as defined in the Constitution.

Upcoming Dialogue

In the coming months, NFDI will facilitate dialogue across the country, co-ordinate, document, research and record these conversations and dialogues about the State of our Nation. It will then endeavor to chart a way forward that will hopefully unite the country and strengthen its democratic values. NFDI will also endeavor to ensure that the outcomes of these dialogues are included in the programmes of both Government and the Private Sector.

Next Dialogue Event: To be announced soon.

Our next Dialogue Session will be announced soon.