San Values Workshop
Attended by Mothusi Molatlhegi, Job Morris, Willie Morris, Antony Hiri, Satau Gakemotho, Maitseo Bolaane, Phil Mirvis and Eben le Roux
At the 2011 International Conference on Responsible Leadership, a workshop was organised to discuss the relevance of San values to today’s leaders, and to brainstorm on possible ways of promoting the harnessing and utilisation of San values. This report aims to give feedback on the themes that emerged from this workshop.
The group of 8 participants from the conference who attended the workshop (see Cover Page) included 4 San youth leaders from Botswana and 4 academics, inter alia from the San Research Centre at the University of Botswana, Boston College Centre for Corporate Citizenship, and the University of Pretoria.
The discussion of the workshop was concerned about the utilisation and practice of San values, and did not focus on the values themselves. In other words, the focus was on ‘making San values come alive’. There was a concern that although the values were cultural heritage, they were not sufficiently protected, nurtured or practiced by contemporary San.