Xenophobia Dialogue

Project Description

It is said that dialogue has the power to end conflict. With the recent spate of Xenophobia attacks address the issue of Xenophobia especially among youth. The concept centred around creating a safe space for young people to verbally engage and not only highlighted the challenges that lead to Xenophobia but to also take the lead and provide solutions for the challenges.

The dialogue was hosted as an event where young people expressed themselves through music as this is something they are familiar with and also created a stakeholder engagement opportunity as key stakeholders for the organisations participating were invited to be part of the dialogues. On the list were Johannesburg business owners, community members, local government – Mayihlome Tshwete (then spokesperson for Department of Home Affairs) and other relevant stakeholders.

Kwambele also identified and managed talent that was part of the dialogue and for audience engagement young people were given the chance to express themselves with clothing that represented unity in Africa. The event attracted celebrities like Casper Nyovest and many other well-known people in the Johannesburg area. Kwambele was also responsible for the creative collateral for the dialogue sessions.


Project Details

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  • Content Producer: Precious Magogodi
  • Project Manager: Linda Simelane
  • Creative Direction: Maatla Seetelo
  • Design & Layout: Sbusiso Phungula & Maatla Seetelo
  • Photography: Maatla Seetelo & Sbusiso Phungula