Drawing on the insights of numerous academic leaders, 12 Lenses into Diversity in South Africa will help you facilitate constructive and open discussions around important issues, such as:

  • The narratives of racism in South Africa.
  • Critical reflections on privilege and complicity in South Africa.
  • Employment equity legislation: A review of progress between 1999 and 2020.
  • Gender identity and transformation in South Africa: Past, present and future.
  • Gender inequality at work.
  • Responding to gender-based violence in South Africa: Lessons from higher education.
  • Diversity in the workplace through a generational lens.
  • Inclusive solutions to mental health challenges: Creative resistance from the margins.
  • Ubuntu ethics and human rights: Implications for rehabilitation practices in indigenous African families of persons with disabilities (PWDs).
  • Religious diversity and social cohesion: The importance of mediated inter-group contact in the workplace in South Africa.

12 Lenses into Diversity in South Africa calls for responsible inclusion from all – individually and organisationally, by ordinary citizens as well as those in positions of power. In harnessing the best of our African, Western heritage and Eastern heritage, we can create a brighter future for all who live and work in South Africa.


  • Professor Melissa Steyn, founding director of the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies (WiCDS)
  • Kudzaiishe Vanyoro, Media and Liaison Officer at the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies (WiCDS)
  • Professor Stella Nkomo,  Department of HRM, University of Pretoria
  • Professor Nasima Carrim, Professor, University of Pretoria
  • Professor Anita Bosch,  Professor, University of Stellenbosch Business School
  • Dr. Claire Kelly,  Acting Head of Transformation at Stellenbosch University
  • Professor Linda Ronnie,  Professor, Organisational Behaviour and People Management, School of Management Studies, University of Cape Town
  • Cal Volks, Infertility and reproductive health counsellor at the Victorian Assisted Treatment Authority in Melbourne
  • Gabriel Khan, stream leader for inclusivity capacity building, Office for Inclusivity & Change, University of Cape Town
  • Dr. Sianne Alves, Director, Office for Inclusivity & Change (OIC), University of Cape Town
  • Professor Gubela Mji, Director and Professor, Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, Global Health Department, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University
  • Dr. Chioma Ohajunwa, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University
  • Professor Dion Forster, Associate & Professor and Director of the Beyers Naude Centre for Public Theology in the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University.