On Friday, 30th October 2020, the National Foundation Dialogue Initiative (NFDI) and the South African Council of Churches (SACC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the SACC offices, Khotso House, Johannesburg.
The two organisations agreed to sign a MoU to create a cooperative and collaborative framework through which the Parties will manage their working relationship, to establish future cooperative agreements and to provide a framework for collaboration in selected areas.
The NFDI approached the SACC to access their LEAN groupings to promote dialogues in communities. The NFDI encourages the activation of citizens to utilize their rights under the South African Constitution for problem-solving issues that affect them and their communities. As a result, the SACC is best placed to provide venues and some level of facilitation for the NFDI meetings and dialogues.
South African Council of Churches (SACC) works for Social Justice in South Africa. It focuses on issues of justice, reconciliation, integrity of creation and the eradication of poverty and contributing towards the empowerment of all who are spiritually, socially and economically marginalized. It has an ongoing initiative to Reimagine, Redesign, and Reorganise, to realise the promise of the post-apartheid South Africa, an anchored democracy with integrity of the governmental systems. SACC invests in activating local churches as instruments of moral reconstruction of those communities in partnership with other actors for social justice. And to establish Local Ecumenical Action Networks as a base for its transformative presence and work in those communities to have sustainable and transformative programs.
The signing ceremony was attended by the SACC Secretary General Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana, NFDI Chairperson Ms Nomhle Canca, Rev Mzwandile Molo (SACC) and Mr Jaki Seroke (NFDI).