UWC to cel­e­brate Madiba

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NELSON MANDELA 1918-2013 - RE­BECCA JACK­MAN

AN ex­hi­bi­tion cel­e­brat­ing the life of Nel­son Man­dela is to open at the Univer­sity of the Western Cape (UWC) with a book of re­mem­brance for peo­ple to ex­press their con­do­lences to the Man­dela fam­ily.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will be held in the foyer of UWC’s main hall from 8am un­til 6pm on Mon­day, and from 6am un­til 6pm from Tues­day un­til Man­dela’s fu­neral next Sun­day.

The aim was to “re­flect on the mean­ing of Nel­son Man­dela and his com­mit­ment to­wards build­ing a postapartheid fu­ture”, the univer­sity said.

Man­dela was awarded an hon­orary doc­tor­ate by UWC in 1990 for his po­lit­i­cal vi­sion for ed­u­ca­tional trans­for­ma­tion – at the core of UWC’s ef­forts to tran­scend the bur­den of apartheid ed­u­ca­tion.

“The com­mit­ments that have shaped build­ing a postapartheid univer­sity re­main true to the strug­gle for democ­racy and non-racial­ism.

“The ideals that Madiba stood for should be at the heart of the events planned over the 10 days of mourn­ing,” said Pro­fes­sor Brian O’Con­nell, UWC’s rec­tor and vicechan­cel­lor.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.