#UniteBehind March on 7 August

As the Institute, we are gravely concerned about the state of democracy in South Africa. Our constitutional democracy, for which people like Dullah Omar fought so hard and made so many sacrifices, is under threat. At a time when South Africa needs a stable, functional and prosperous state, state institutions are being used to pursue interests that do not advance the cause of realising the rights in the Bill of Rights. On 7 August, the People's March, organised under #UniteBehind will demand that Parliament does what it is elected to do, namely hold the President to account. We call on all sectors of society to support this initiative and defend our constitutional democracy.

For more information: Prof Jaap de Visser - jdevisser@uwc.ac.za