“The solution lies in us, men” cohorted Jay Naidoo in a an open letter after the brutal rape and murder of young Anele Booysen. His gauntlet is laid down for the men in South Africa as he boldly undertook steps himself to engage in the “painstaking approach to building grassroots organisations that work with the community policing forums” to root out the criminal minority.
Today, a very disturbing article cast light on the huge dilemma in South Africa’s Mathematics education. It is not good news, to say the least.
One wonders, to whom an open letter would be addressed and what the content would be?
Not too long ago, our Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, communicated to our class of 2012 – the Grade 12 students across the country.
“You may feel (that)… I have let you down,” she related in the article written in the middle of October, 2012.
There comes a time when one needs to be “brave, inspiring and … from the heart”, without being rude, condescending or malicious.
Our country faces a daunting assignment when thinking about fulfilling our educational mandate but the process does not need inflamed rhetoric that threatens to turn our children and our children’s children into militants unable to resolve the challenges they face with dignity and civil dialogue.
Thank you Mr Price, for not only communicating an important message but also for laying down the gauntlet with such sincere value place on the importance of civil dialogue.
That was the introduction to an open letter written in September this year by Chair of GAIN – a global Foundation fighting malnutrition in the World, Jay Naidoo.