Dialogue & Advocacy

Nelson Mandela based his entire life on the principle of dialogue and the art of listening and speaking to others; it is also the art of getting others to listen and speak to each other.

What is Dialogue & Advocacy?

Dialogue is at once a vital instrument for addressing critical social issues and the most effective vehicle for sharing memory, for growing it, and for engaging it in the promotion of justice and social cohesion. The objective of the Dialogue and Advocacy platform is to find sustainable solutions to critical social issues.

Drawing on the rich traditions of transformative dialogue, problem-solving and social renewal that made South Africa’s remarkable transition possible, we hope to drive positive change and realise social justice by facilitating greater awareness and engagement about the problems people face.

The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Series The Nelson Mandela International Dialogues Dialogue archive