The CEO of the Inclusive Society Institute (ISI), Mr Daryl Swanepoel, met with the High Commissioner of Singapore, HE Zainal Arif Mantaha, in Pretoria on Wednesday, 1 February 2023. The purpose of the visit was to set in motion processes to establish relationships between the ISI and likeminded think tanks and institutions in Singapore.
There are lessons to be drawn from the Singapore experience, which has many similarities to South Africa. They too had to emerge from a colonial past, are a diverse nation that had to grapple with social inclusion, and they needed to progress from abject poverty, which they successfully did by transforming themselves into the economic giant they are today.
The ISI and the High Commission are committed to maintaining and strengthening their relationship, and to promote solidarity between the societies of Singapore and South Africa.