Accountability Lab South Africa launches its fifth Integrity Icon campaign in 2022. The dedicated team also runs a youth film fellowship and completed a series of community dialogues and podcasts all around SA, focused on social accountability issues including youth unemployment and gender-based violence.
Integrity Icon: The fourth edition of this campaign culminated with an Awards Ceremony in late 2021 where the five winning Integrity Icons were presented with their awards in Johannesburg. The winning Icons include Mrs Vuyokazi Langbooi, a much-loved social worker in the township of Ibhayi in the Eastern Cape; Mr. Mncedi Mtengwana, a Principal who has turned around Solomon Mahlangu High School in the bustling community of Uitenhage in East London; Sr Carmelita Kok, a dedicated nurse in the community of Fish Hoek in Cape Town; Joyce Buthelezi, a primary school teacher in the small town of Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal; and Professor Ziyaad Dangor, a paediatric pulmonologist and Dr. Kavita Makan, a rheumatologist, both working at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Integrity Icon Film Fellowship: The Integrity Icon Film Fellowship gives young people an opportunity to gain skills in filmmaking and storytelling. Our recently-graduated fellow created impactful short films on challenges in their communities ranging from drug abuse and a lack of education facilities to innovative community workers and unlikely gender advocates. Watch them here.
Accountabiliteas: The ALSA team facilitated a series of community dialogues with Activate! Change Drivers that shone a light on pressing issues that peri-urban and urban communities in SA are facing. Watch a selection of dialogues here.
Conversation Lab: The Conversation Lab series creates a virtual space to bring together unlikely actors to engage on topics of national interest. These topics were focused on the issues around accountability in South Africa. You can find these insightful discussions here.
University Debates: In this series of debates, we saw some of the young brilliant minds of South Africa go head-to-head to tackle issues of accountability that affect the youth of this country and to consider youth-led solutions. We had the pleasure of virtually hosting debating unions from Rhodes University, the University of Witwatersrand and the University of the Western Cape. Learn more about the University Debates here.
Meet the Icon: The Meet the Icon events were platforms held for Integrity Icons to share their stories with students to inspire them to join the public service and to foster conversations around what integrity means and why it is important. You can watch these conversations here.