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#Action4Inclusion Social Justice Walk, 16 June 2022

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Event details

Stellenbosch University is intensifying efforts to end student debt. The Law Trust Chair in Social Justice, the students’ representative council (SRC) and the Division Development and Alumni Relations (DAR), in partnership with Visit Stellenbosch, would like to warmly invite you to the #Action4Inclusion Social Justice Walk taking place on the 16th of June 2022.

The walk is part of the ongoing fundraising efforts to end student debt and free the potential of students so they can meaningfully participate in developing our country. #Action4Inclusion is one of the many initiatives that fall under Stellenbosch University’s annual fund, Bridge the Gap which enables the community, staff, alumni, parents, and friends to support our students and to close the gap between talent and financial need, something we all care about.

Although this is a fundraising event for the #Action4Inclusion campaign, it is also an opportunity to embrace social justice against the backdrop of our country’s troubled history. The event also aims to acknowledge past injustices and seeks to promote renewed hope, inspiration and collaboration between diverse stakeholders.

The #Action4Inclusion Social Justice Walk will be attended by colleagues, alumni, friends and captains of industries and we, therefore, believe that it offers a unique opportunity for reigniting interest in the Dwarsrivier Valley, an undeveloped area of rich living history, cultural charm and spectacular natural beauty in the Stellenbosch region. The route of 16 km currently exists as a tourist attraction called the Journey of Hope and Healing, with the objective of creating an environment wherein all the communities in Stellenbosch can enjoy the immense benefits of our tourism potential. The route will take us from Stellenbosch via the old Helshoogte Pass to Pniël, and the day will be concluded by an encouraging keynote address from Professor Madonsela.

Proceeds will go towards refreshments during the walk although majority of the proceeds will be donated to the #Action4Inclusion cause.

Please RSVP by purchasing your ticket here: Plankton

Contact Persons:

S’thabile Duma : 065 279 5506

Thembalethu Seyisi: 072 785 3218

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By Chair in Social Justice team
Published 26 May 2022


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About the Chair:

Professor Thulisile “Thuli” Madonsela, an advocate of the High Court of South Africa, is the law trust chair in social justice and a law professor at the University of Stellenbosch, where she conducts and coordinates social justice research and teaches constitutional and administrative law.

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