No citizen of a nation will pretend not to be concerned with the devastating state of its country. As South Africa is faced with various challenges ranging from economic political and socials issues, lots of well meaning citizens keep seeking means to address the problem. So is it with the Foundations Initiative (TFI) representing “illustrious South Africans”.
A group of prominent foundations representing “illustrious South Africans” like Oliver and Adeleide Tambo, Desmond and Leah Tutu, Chief Albert Luthuli and Thabo Mbeki, among many others,gathered together to help resolve South Africa’s challenges.
The representatives of these foundations were said to have had series of meetings in the past months,where the prominent leaders joined hands together debating on various structural approaches to be taken in order to help rebuild and strengthen a national consensus meant to address the nation’s current problems and and move the nation to its rightful place in the world.”
The foundation noted that it would be engaging itself in a more serious activities such as nationwide dialogues, research and documentation of dealings surrounding the state of the nation
To them, these findings will go a long way in preferring solution to the nations’ all round problems starting with the country’s democratic values.
“It will then endeavor to chart a way forward that that will hopefully unite the country and strengthen its democratic values. TFI will also endeavor to ensure that the outcomes of these dialogues are included in the programmes of both government and the private sector.”
Acknowledging the growth and development of the state since the end of apartheid in 1994, TFI stated that cracks which has recently started can not be over looked.
“With the passage of time, these cracks imposed stresses and strains on our budding nationhood. Some of the cracks came from historical fault-lines while others were occasioned by the emergence of unexpected and unsavoury ways of doing things. it said.
Speaking categorically about the increasing rate of corruption in the country, the foundation said this makes government failures all the more unacceptable.
“Our Chapter Nine Institutions are slowly being retarded through resource constraints and public castigation…It is against this background that The Foundations Initiative (TFI) was born” the foundation said.
This call was sparked off by the Thursday’s Constitutional Court’s ruling against president Zuma and National Assembly whom the court said flouted the Constitution with regards to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on the upgrades to Zuma’s Nkandla homestead.
The Foundations Initiative” (TFI) as it is called is a formation of different groups like the foundations for Helen Suzman, FW de Klerk, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe and former deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka’s Umlambo Foundation.
The foundation stated that it bear the names of illustrious South Africans, past and present, who have dedicated their lives to the achievement of freedom, democracy in our Motherland.