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The MYD Show – Independent Connection with Professor Evance Kalula

Social Solidarity is the key to a thriving Africa. This is the belief of Professor Evance Kalula, Professor of Law at the University of Cape Town who joined us for this episode of the MYD Show.

“In fact, solidarity, the highest from of solidarity, it’s not charity. It is about self-empowerment and empowering others, to be able to get them into a space where they can contribute with dignity.”

Professor Kalula, whilst in Namibia shared his view on social solidarity and how togetherness, is the real power in Africa.

“For me in terms of the connections you are talking about, that is the fundamental one. That we are entitled as human being to have our basic needs met and those basic needs can only be met on the basis of solidarity, social solidarity. Whether you are talking about individuals in a community or the intervention of the state, to make that happen.”

In this MYD show podcast we find out:

  • Why the Professor choose the career path he did
  • The highlights and lowlights of his career

“In 2012 it all came apart. I was dying, in fact I collapsed, went into hospital, I found myself on a life support machine. They tried to put a pacemaker in, I still have it in, but it’s inactive, it didn’t work and they told my family there was nothing they could do for me.”

  • How social protection is the key to Africa thriving
  • How no country is to poor to provide basic needs to everybody
  • How social solidarity is about empowering people to live with dignity

Take a listen to the MYD Show with Professor Evance Kalula, here :