Be The Legacy Booklet
This publication “A century of struggle … Be the legacy!” takes a look at the past 100 years
of our struggle. This is told through the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu.
We include the stories of Albert Luthuli and Fatima Meer. While their stories are different,
the principles and values that they stood for and the leadership they provided shines
through. These were leaders that were able to show courage in the face of adversity, they
spoke truth to power and worked selflessly to build a better life for all. South Africans
united behind them because of the way they lived and led. They listened closely to the
needs of the people and accounted for their actions. They came from a movement that was
disciplined and selfless.
This is the kind of leadership we need in South Africa today. Already we are seeing young
leaders rise up to be counted. They are in our universities and schools fighting for the right
to be educated. They are in our communities where they are working to clean up the streets.
As a country we have had many successes but there are still many challenges that need
us to pull together. Democracy is a struggle – and it is time for a new generation to take it
There are problems with literacy tests and what they can tell us. The tests work with greatly limited constructs of both literacy and language and