Redefining South Africa’s Political Centre

Achieving Inspiration

Our Mission

Our mission is to produce ideas and leaders that will turn South Africa into a modern, prosperous and just society whose social contract is underpinned by social democratic and social solidarity principles.

Why the Rivonia Circle

We have decided to call this platform The Rivonia Circle for two reasons. The first is that we draw inspiration from the courage and example of the generation to which the Rivonia Trialists belonged.

Who can get involved

South Africans from all walks of life who are brought together by patriotism, a love for freedom and democracy, and a desire to see all South Africans experience the opportunities and fruits of freedom.

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Attention: Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs

Dear Mr Mosa Steve Chabane, We write to you as aggrieved and concerned civil society organisations with regards to the processing of the Electoral Amendment Bill. Whilst we have participated in as many processes as possible since the June 2020 Constitutional Court...

Activist Exchange a Great Success in Joburg

Sounds of hope, joy, and optimism about the future of South Africa reverberated on the streets of Braamfontein on Woman’s Day as hundreds of activists from 18 community-based organisations, descended on the city to fashion new ideas about the country they love and are...

Keynote speech at the Annual Gala Dinner of the National Society of Black Engineers of South Africa

Thank you, MC. And thank you Mr. President and your executive team for entrusting me with the responsibility of sharing my thoughts with your colleagues and guests. I have been asked to speak on the role of engineers in post-pandemic recovery. To answer this question,...

Advancing our Constitutional Democracy – Time for a New Approach to Politics in South Africa

We are gathered here in the name of a giant. He is fallen but lives forever because his spirit will live in the hearts and minds of many generations to come, for Ahmed Kathrada was one for the ages. Today’s event is dedicated to the memory of Ahmed Kathrada. I am here...

First Rivonia Circle Meet-up | Thank you!

Dear Friends, On Saturday, 12 March we held our first face to face public meeting where we shared the origins and purpose of the Rivonia Circle, and the work we intend to do. We are going to hold more such meetings in major centres around the country, but more on that...

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Latest NewsActivist Exchange a Great Success in Joburg!

Sounds of hope, joy, and optimism about the future of South Africa reverberated on the streets of Braamfontein on Woman’s Day as hundreds of activists from 18 community-based organisations, descended on the city to fashion new ideas about the country they love and are committed to...