PESA Dialogues hosts important discussions about the political economy of development and regional integration with decision-makers from across Africa. The aim is to inform the general public of current affairs, the political economy of development, and regional integration across SADC region and other Africa more broadly.
PESA Dialogues encourage greater public involvement and awareness through interesting and meaningful discussion that affect African lives. This dialogue series is aligned with the mission of PESA to make various aspects aspects of regional integration and African development accessible to different audiences by stimulating simple yet intricate discussions.
PESA also participates in third-party documentaries on subjects related to our core mission. Most recently, PESA has contributed to two episodes of the SABC 2 documentary series, Once Upon a Country. PESA is also working on producing its own documentary series.
See the latest Dialogues and Documentaries below.
Land Reform and Rural Transformation
This PESA Dialogues edition looks at the journey of land reform and rural transformation and land reform from three thematic areas, namely: Business and International Trade, Local Government and Traditional Leadership. This series evaluates the process of land restitution and the role of local government and contribution of traditional leaders in rural transformation.
We had the opportunity to speak to: Kokoana Farming Enterprise about their land reform journey which led to them receiving 4,500 hectares worth ZAR39.8million; Local Economic Development Manager about the rural transformation and land reform in the Vhembe District Municipality; and the Tshivhase Royal Council about His Majesty King Tshivhase’s personal journey, ambitions of his people, and his plans for the Tshivhase Kingdom and his community.
Journey with the Women of SADC
We commemorated Women’s Month to launch PESA Dialogues with the first edition in the series, Journey with the Women of SADC. This series profiles and celebrates the lives of a few women who are champions of industry in their respective backgrounds.
We had the opportunity to speak to influential women about their personal journeys and African development; under three thematic areas, namely, Business and International Trade, Political Economy, and Social Activism.
SABC 2 Documentary: Workers’ Day
Once Upon a Country commemorates South Africa’s National Holidays. This edition of Season 2 commemorates the 31st Anniversary of the Workers’ Day since March, 1 May 1986, on SABC 2.
The documentary explores the history and relevance of Workers’ Day; as well as the current state of the Workers’ Struggle. The discussion also evaluates South African economic transformation and provides some solutions to socioeconomic challenges.
SABC 2 Documentary: Freedom Day
Once Upon a Country commemorates South Africa’s National Holidays. This edition of Season 2 commemorates the 22nd Anniversary of Freedom Day, since 27 April, on SABC 2. The documentary explores the history and relevance of Freedom Day; as well as the current state of socioeconomic development in South Africa.
The discussion also evaluates contemporary challenges to South Africa’s socioeconomic transformation and provides some solutions.