Two years ago, thousands of people lined Klipfontein Road, from Rondebosch to Gugulethu, to mark Mandela Day. A pledge to support a non-racial, democratic society and emulate the example of Nelson Mandela was endorsed by participants and others in the City. The event was organised by the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum and other organisations. In honour of Mandela Day 2015, The Journalist publishes the pledge, which still has complete relevance today.

The University of the Free State, Rhodes University, Freedom Park and a number of schools endorsed the pledge.

The Journalist renews its commitment to it and believes that personal responsibility as expressed in the pledge is an important characteristic to be encouraged in all young people.


Download the Pledge in English, Xhosa or Afrikaans