My South Africa – Prof Jonathan Jansen

No picture but a true word from the heart of Prof. Jansen of the Bloemfontein University.


“My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport to return my wallet without a cent missing.It is the white woman who put all three of her domestic worker’s children through the school that her own child attended. It is the politician in one of our rural provinces, Mpumalanga, who returned his salary to the government as a statement that standing with the poor had to be more than words. It is the teacher who worked after schoolhours every day during the strike to ensure her children did not miss out on learning during the public sector stay-away. 

My South Africa is the first-year university student in Bloemfontein who took all the gifts she received for her birthday and donated them, with the permission of the givers, to a home for children in an Aids village. It is the people hurt by racist acts who find it…

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