Over the next few months, The Journalist will publish excerpts from Albie Sachs new book We, the People: Insights of an Activist Judge. In his latest book, the stalwart activist and former judge takes readers back to the broad-based popular foundations of the Constitution in the Freedom Charter. In his second chapter, ‘The First and Last Word- Freedom’ Sachs considers the nature of oppression during and pre-apartheid, as well as the building blocks which aided our move towards a non-racial democracy for all South Africans.

Download Chapter Two Here – The First and Last Word – Freedom

Extracted from We, the People: Insights of an Activist Judge, by Albie Sachs, published in 2016 with Wits University Press: Johannesburg.

Available from all good bookstores and from www.witspress.co.za