The stalwarts of the fight against apartheid have become immortalised, while the everyday heroes have been forgotten.
Impressively, she stands her ground in front of the large intimidating selection committee. Her presentation is well considered and she responds to questions calmly as though digging from a deep reservoir of confidence. Her research excites me and I can imagine her in front of a class of graduate students.
‘We are here to stay!” The words of Dr Mzikazi Nduna, of the School of Human and Community Development at Wits University, rang out, jolting the gathering I was attending recently.
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South Africa ended a fragile week in better shape, highlighting its democratic resilience. That is a good sign.