“Economic Marginalisation, Social Exclusion and Public Participation”
In both the political north and the political south, with increasing global inequality, there is evidence of growing economic marginalisation and social exclusion, and growing disaffection with the formal structures of government. In South Africa, efforts have been undertaken to challenge the marginalisation and exclusion of the majority since the advent of democracy 24 years ago. These attempts include wider and more meaningful Public Participation. This is a constitutional imperative in South Africa that is intended to draw communities into direct engagement with policy and decision-making. The process of putting this into practice has not been without its challenges and contradictions. However, Public Participation remains a key means available in representative democracies to address economic marginalisation and social exclusion and to facilitate conversations with citizens. Given the contextualisation above, the 2nd Durban International Conference on Public Participation (ICPP 2) will have the theme “Economic Marginalisation, Social Exclusion and Public Participation”.
Its aims will be as follows: To understand the nature of the challenge governments in ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries face in addressing economic marginalisation and social exclusion To identify which groups in societies are marginalised and why To analyse the potential of Public Participation as a vehicle for change To identify what is needed for Public Participation to achieve this potential. Scholars, government officials, non-government organisations and citizens are invited to submit papers for presentation at the Conference. Proposals for 20 minute presentations should explain the relationship of the paper to the conference theme and specify one or more aims. Abstracts of no more than 300 words, your photograph and your 200 word resume should be submitted by 27th February, 2019. Please submit your abstract, resume and photograph as an email attachment to Crispin Hemson firstname.lastname@example.org and Dasarath Chetty email@example.com . The conference committee will review all proposals, with accepted papers receiving notification by 28th February, 2019.
Professor Dasarath Chetty - Conference Chair
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EThekwini Municipality is a Category A municipality found in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. The area is topographically hilly, with many gorges and ravines, and almost no true coastal plain. Durban has a turbulent history dating from ivory hunters in the 1820s and their conflict with the local Zulu monarchs.
The province has the largest number of battlefields. The world-class Durban Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) has hosted a historic line-up of events including conferences of a global scale.
eThekwini is the largest City in this province and the third largest city in the country.
It is a sophisticated cosmopolitan city of over 3 442 398 people (as per 2011 Census). It is known as the home of Africa's best-managed, busiest port and is also a major centre of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. Its land area of 2,297 square km is comparatively larger than other South African cities. Durban Tourism is the leading domestic destination in South Africa. The estimated visitor numbers for the financial year 2010/11 is 9.95 million.
International visitors increased by 2.92 % to 669 585 for the year. This is partly to due to the 2010 World Cup, as Durban was one of the host cities. The value of our domestic tourism economic impact on the region’s GDP is estimated to be 8. % per annum. Hotel occupancy in Durban for the year averaged 65.17% which is better than the national average.
Hospitality industry consists of many fine hotels, nightspots, shopping malls, ethnic attractions, traditional villages, craft markets, sparkling dams and big-game parks, such as, Mitchell Park where 100 year old Admiral tortoise is kept.
By 2030 eThekwini Municipality will enjoy the reputation of being Africa’s most caring and liveable City, where all citizens live in harmony.
Our core values
Economically successful city
Poverty reduction and Democratic & Equal city
Prof Dasarath Chetty, Stacey Naidoo
Cllr Logie Naidoo
Prof Jairam Reddy
Prof Gyoergy Szell
Prof Volkmar Kreissig
Dr Maliga Reddy
Prof Nirmala Dorasamy
P. M. Khumalo
Dr Ruth Zaplin
Dynesan Reddy, Sudhika Palhad
Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, Chris Nagaroo, Sthembiso Madlala, Callistus Nkwanyana, Prof E.A. Mantzaris
Sthembiso Madlala, Bharthie Ranchoddas
Callistus Nkwanyana, Bharthie Ranchodass
Prof E.A. Mantzaris, Bharthie Ranchoddas
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Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, Prof Dasarath Chetty, Sipho Cele, Crispin Hemson
Sipho Cele, Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, Prof Dasarath Chetty
Prof Gyoergy Szell, Dr Colin Thakur, Zimele Cele
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