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Accountability Lab South Africa launched its fourth Integrity Icon campaign in 2021. The small, dedicated team also runs a youth film fellowship and has just completed a series of community dialogues all around SA, focused on social accountability issues including youth unemployment and gender-based violence.

Integrity Icon: The second edition of this campaign culminated with an Awards Ceremony in late 2020 where the five winning Integrity Icons were presented with their awards in Johannesburg. They are social worker Unathi Filita, paediatric specialist Dr Sarah Dlamini, head of the BB-EEE Commission Zodwa Ntuli, director of counter-corruption at the Department of Home Affairs Constance Moitse and audiologist and head of speech and therapy at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Dr Sadna Balton. 

Integrity Icon Film Fellowship: The Integrity Icon Film Fellowship gives young people an opportunity to gain skills in filmmaking and storytelling. Our recently-graduated fellows, Nqanawe Shangase, Gomolemo Khasebe, Sibabalwe Mhluzi, Nandi Dyibishe and Mashudu Mashinini, 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.

Happy Thursday ALSA friends! Our partners at @OPSC_SA are convening a webinar on the importance of ethical leadership tomorrow morning. The dialogue aims to discuss leadership at a time of crisis. Click the link to access the webinar https://t.co/2ZXeYqcQH9 https://t.co/TNbcyZZfxX

The Danish Embassy is taking on a voluntary Youth Advocate to participate in work around a green and just transition in South Africa.
Click here for more info and how you can apply!
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In a collective effort to regain stability and some normalcy, communities began cleaning up and rebuilding their neighborhoods and local malls. Our Program Officer, Deekay Sibanda covers some these initiatives. Click the link to access the article https://t.co/JqCskNQZj2

In a continued effort to rebuild our communities and amplify the social relief efforts lead by so many South Africans on the ground, we urge our AL community and followers to lend their assistance in any way possible. To learn more click here https://t.co/DUyQyJ6VX6 #RebuildingSA https://t.co/UWpr1QKbOJ



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