第27回 KUASS 「Cities and Urbanisation」
2014/10/01 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
演題： Cities and Urbanisation
演者： Ms. Mohau N. Pheko (駐日南アフリカ共和国大使)
On 27 April 1994 South Africa cast aside centuries of discrimination and
oppression to form a new society built on the foundation of freedom and
democracy. It marked the end of apartheid rule and an introduction of a
new Constitutional order, wherein all work towards a united, non-racial,
non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society.
However, South Africans will never forget that the road to democracy was
not easy and was achieved because of the unyielding sacrifice of thousands
of their compatriots. The year 2014 presents an opportunity for the people
of South Africa, the continent and rest of the world to join in celebrating
the South African story.
Next year South Africa will celebrate 20 years of freedom and democracy.
This momentous occasion presents an opportunity for South Africans to
reflect on how their freedom and democracy were achieved; the progress they
have made the past 20 years; and on how South Africans are going to work
together to implement Vision 2030.
Government encourages every sector of society to reflect on the progress
made and the challenges that the nation has faced over the past 20 years.
The 20-year celebrations will seek to involve all government departments
and agencies, organised labour, business, civil society, the academic
fraternity, faith-based organisations and the media.
The celebrations will also strengthen relations with other African
countries and the world. In 2013 the African continent celebrated the 50th
anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). We remain grateful
to the continent and the international community for supporting us in the
struggle for liberation.
South Africa has abandoned its shameful past and has steadily moved
towards building a new culture based on respect for human rights and
There are still those who question the progress South Africa had made
since 1994. Compared to before 1994 we can now proudly proclaim that
millions of people now have water, electricity, sanitation and housing. By
our own standards, we declare that this is not good enough; that we must
not rest until all the people can claim a better life.
The release of the Census 2011 figures shows a definitive picture of a
country that is rapidly changing. They paint the picture of a country that
has increased income levels, an improvement in the roll-out of basic
services and amenities, and increased levels of education.
While celebrating our achievements South Africans also look forward to
the next 20 years. The National Development Plan (NDP) is our roadmap; the
plan outlines the type of society we are striving for in 2030, where no one
is hungry, where everyone is able to attend school and further their
studies if they wish, where work is available, where everyone is making a
contribution because each person has been provided with what they need to
reach their full potential.
As part of cerebrating the achievements of the past twenty years and
addressing some of the remaining challenges that we face, the Embassy would
like to share with your students and lectures the South African story as
“Cities and urbanization/ The challenge of creating new cities” a topic.
共催： 京都大学大学院アジア・アフリカ地域研究研究科（ASAFAS）, アフリカ地域研究専攻