On 19 April 2023, RISE Mzansi officially announced itself as a people-driven political movement and party that will contest elections in 2024. The launch and mandate come after almost two years of listening to communities, civil society, businesses, and other organised groups.
RISE Mzansi is a Political Alternative working to gain political and social power to build a safe, prosperous, equal, and united South Africa in one generation. We do not exist to be in opposition but rather to reimagine and reform the political culture in South Africa and advance a 30-year vision that is supported by values and a capable leadership collective to deliver the South Africa we deserve.
“We, the People shall govern” is inspired by taking the power of politics to where it constitutionally belongs – the People! It is about activating a broader coalition of social actors and partners to enter the governing space, where the best must lead. South Africa is in a crisis. We must urgently activate our agency to begin to turn the situation around. The role of the business, professional and intellectual classes is vital in that journey. Like 1994, 2024 is an inflexion point in that journey, which must be supported by our daily commitment to service with excellence and a winning culture that will unleash South Africa’s potential.
Join us as former journalist and leader of the newly formed Rise Mzansi Movement, Songezo Zibi, tells South Africa about key reforms for building South Africa we all deserve.
Date: 5 October 2023
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: GIBS, 26 Melville Road, Illovo.