Instilling the values of Ubuntu after passing of Nelson Mandela
The month of July dubbed ‘Ubuntu’ month comprised with initiatives to commemorate the global icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and all the other cadres that have immensely contributed to the liberation of this country. The Freedom Park, Humanity’s Team SA and the National Heritage Council (NHC) teamed up to host the Ubuntu Indaba and Ubuntu Walk on 26 and 27 July.
The Ubuntu Indaba was held on 26 July, at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. The panel of speakers included Dr. Brigalia Bam, Adv. George Bizos and Adv. Thuli Madonsela. This was a light-hearted reflection on the experiences that the panel had with President Mandela and also how we as a nation can preserve this to build our nation. NHC encourages South African citizens to embrace the values of Ubuntu and civil society organisations to play part. Some of the efforts by NHC to bring the uBuntu to the fore include the Ubuntu Imbizo held in provinces and honour to icons that embodied the values through Ubuntu Honour.
“I’m very humbled to have had an opportunity to be in a dialogue with the panel for sharing the untold interesting tales about the global icon and his journey to shaping the country for better through Ubuntu” says Advocate Sonwabile Mancotywa, CEO of the NHC.
“We will be failing to uphold the legacy of President Nelson Mandela if we do not carry the values of uBuntu to the future generations, as it is part of our heritage and key tool for nationhood” says Adv. Mancotywa.