Stellenbosch walks for social justice

Join in on the coming weekend’s 16 km walk, called the Journey of Hope and Healing.

Stellenbosch University (SU) is intensifying efforts to end student debt.

The SU Law Trust Chair in Social Justice, the SU Student Representative Council (SRC) and the SU Division Development and Alumni Relations (DAR), in partnership with the Stellenbosch tourism body Visit Stellenbosch, warmly invite the public to take part in the #Action4Inclusion Social Justice Walk from 08.30 – 15.30 on Saturday November 27, 2021

The walk is part of ongoing fundraising efforts to end student debt and free the potential of students so they can meaningfully participate in developing our country.

In encouraging people to join in, Professor Thuli Madonsela says: “Let us show young people that democracy can work for them too, through collaboration between themselves, government and civil society”.

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 SU staff and students, municipal officials, alumni, friends and captains of industry. Jeanneret Momberg, CEO of Visit Stellenbosch, added that “this initiative is a wonderful opportunity to support a worthy cause and at the same time enjoy the spectacular Stellenbosch outdoors”.

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 the tourism potential. The route will lead from Rhenish Church, Blom Road in Stellenbosch via the old Helshoogte Pass to Pniël, and the day will be concluded by an encouraging keynote address from Professor Madonsela.

Refreshments will also be served. Tickets are available at, https://plankton.mobi/Events/EventBooking/a983120f-673d-ec11-80db-0cc47a93d288