12 November 2019: An inspiring integral Pan-African dialogue took place in the heart of legendary Sophiatown – at the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Center
Upon invitation of TRANS4M and SophiaTown The Mix, an unusual group of African and Middle Eastern Social Innovators came together in the inspiring setting of the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Center. This center is today home to Sophiatown The Mix, focussing on reviving the original, highly creative and innovative multi-ethnic culture of Sophiatown, in order to lead the community into a sustainable future.
Member of the creative team of the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Center is Violet Mohotloane, who is also a former participant of the Masters for Social and Economic Transformation, that TRANS4M, together with Buckingham University led at CIDA City Campus in Johannesburg. Violet helped to bring a group of eight former Masters Student to this Integral African Dialogue. They were joined by current Zimbabwean and Jordanian PhD Students of TRANS4M, who had come to South Africa for a PhD Module, together with TRANS4M’s co-founders Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer.
This group of altogether 16 social innovators, all of which have been inducted in TRANS4M’s Integral Worlds approach, made of for a “Transformative Mix” – and instantaneously entered a deep dialogue on how the various transformative impulses in the group could coalesce to support a (South) African Renaissance process – including the interconnected renewal of African Politics, Economics and Education.
The group committed to a process of co-creation, beginning with a position paper of a core team that was formed on the spot. That position paper would then serve to stimulate co-creation with the entire group, with the objective to ultimately and actively engage top level political and economic leaders, working together for an alternative integral vision for African political and economic governance.
Violet Mohotloane of the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Center committed to serve as community host for this process.