South Africa2021-04-01T11:36:51+00:00


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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.

#ALSA friends,with the Municipal elections around the corner it is best to be as informed as possible. Take note of the findings below when casting your vote in the coming Local Government Elections. #LGE2021 #Integritymatters https://t.co/NB5KutBcPE
Tshisimani @Tshisimani
1) #MunicipalMondays

The municipal audit outcomes tell us a story of local government finances – how South Africa’s 257 municipalities spend public money. https://t.co/3mBYztlvsX

#HappyWednesday #ALSA friends, today we look at how our 2018 Integrity Icons Deon Esau and Jocelin Flank have remained an inspiration and a sign of hope to the youth and their communities as a whole. To learn more on their great work click the link https://t.co/jnqSq53UXZ https://t.co/RjIQw85Hf9

#ALSA friends, to join this year’s African Youth Anti-Corruption Hackathon for innovative young developers on the continent to design digital solutions that solve real world challenges related to corruption in their countries apply here https://t.co/1EWybHhFVX @UNODC @thedpsa https://t.co/NAqYIzYkAi

This #ThrowbackThursday we shed light on the phenomenal work our 2020 #IntegrityIcon, Dr. @SadnaBalton continues to do. She has now formed part of this year's @mailandguardian Power of Women campaign. To learn more follow the link https://t.co/fe7WTuB3Kz https://t.co/ecj4T9Uhqj



Getting students debating solutions to gender-based violence

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By Samina Anwary It’s not often we get to explore “out there” solutions to entrenched socio-cultural problems to the extent that it becomes a formal debate with well researched arguments [...]