An exciting title for a book, Boardroom Dancing, that appears to have no relation to heritage was reviewed by Adv. Sonwabile Mancotywa who proved that culture has a significant impact in “boardrooms”.
The book authored by Nolitha Fakude, corporate activist, advocate for diversity an inclusion and a businesswoman, shares her authentic and frank experiences as a businesswoman pre and post-apartheid.
Boardroom Dancing is Sis Nolitha’s personal journey and also a lesson for South Africans committed to the transformation in boardrooms, social cohesion, the economy, and also for women looking for role models as they climb corporate ladders and become thought-leaders.
Adv. Mancotywa pointed out a few things in his review of the book – “One of the questions that should form part of the national dialogue is the issue of cultural practices that are elusive and not contribute much to social cohesion. For example, in her book Nolitha mentions the unfortunate incident of the breakdown of her marriage.
It is a known African practice that a marriage starts with two families. This is not only the unity of the living but also evokes the spirits of the departed to become part of the newly created family. This is intangible heritage and a body of vast knowledge that is yet to be recorded. This body of knowledge will also serve as the reservoir of knowledge and studies for the future generations.
The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) in partnership with Ditsong National Museum observed the 16 days activism for no violence against women and children campaign (25 Nov – 10 Dec) with guests who engaged the author, Nolitha Fakude.
“A very inspirational evening it was. Really thought and discussion provoking. This dance should continue in all our relevant boardrooms”, Ms Nhla Dlamini-Ngcoya posted a comment on the National Heritage Council’s Facebook page.
To watch the live stream of the book review click here: http://bit.ly/2UwrQaY