Rhodes University 2010 Graduation Ceremonies Address

Badat, S. (2010) Rhodes University 2010 Graduation Ceremonies Address. In: Rhodes University 2010 Graduation Ceremonies Address, 08 April 2010 14:00 - 08 April 2010 14:02, Grahamstown. (Unpublished)

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From introduction: Most of you who are graduating were born in the late 1980s, a period of great turbulence and social conflict. This was, however, also a time of great optimism for it was clear that apartheid tyranny could no longer continue and had to give way to a new social order. We must take immense pride in the imagination, creativity, ingenuity and courage that we displayed as a people to rid ourselves of tyranny and to fashion our democracy. You are a generation that has been, thankfully, largely spared the horrors, brutality and injustices of apartheid. You are the first generation with the opportunity of living in a society founded on a democratic Constitution that proclaims the commitment to human dignity, the achievement of equality, and the advancement of non-sexism and non-racialism and the human rights and freedoms that are contained in our Bill of Rights.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:graduation ceremony, equality, non-racialism, human rights
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Vice-Chancellor's Office
ID Code:4194
Deposited By: Roelien Clarke
Deposited On:06 Dec 2012 06:45
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