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Johannesburg - Delegates representing various sectors of South African society have committed themselves to promoting social cohesion, an official said on Friday.
Arts and culture spokeswoman Lisa Combrinck said they declared their willingness to work together to realise the ideals enshrined in the country's Constitution.
“Delegates also proposed that attacking poverty and deprivation must therefore be the first priority of a democratic government.”
The Social Cohesion and National Building Summit was held at Kliptown in Soweto on Wednesday and Thursday.
Political parties, business leaders, civil society, and government representatives attended.
The theme of the event was “Working together to create a caring and proud society”.
Combrinck said the delegates agreed to convene similar summits at provincial, local, and community level within the next twelve months. - Sapa