Life Orientation breakfast with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

The Grade 12 politics class attended a breakfast event at the Town House Hotel on Monday, which focused on the current human rights situation in South Africa. As we took our seats, the speaker gave a brief explanation about the history of the Centre for Constitutional Rights in South Africa, an organisation dedicated to keeping government accountable for implementing the constitution. Various speakers chairing this event spoke of the current realities, which the majority of South Africans face on a daily basis. Their purpose was not to simply point out what is wrong, but to assess how much progress has been made and what should be improved to accelerate progress in South Africa. This stirred within many of us, the drive to take part in changing the injustices perpetuated daily against our constitution. It left us with a new sense of perspective on the work, which still has to be done in South Africa, and helped expel mind sets of despair, replacing them with responsibility. This was a wonderful opportunity to see first-hand the work being done to combat social injustice and was most definitely a stimulating experience to have been exposed to.

Silke Werth