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Introduction Democracy is ultimately more an ideal, a principle, than a formally constituted and historically fixed formula of government. To varying degrees and extents, it has featured in different societies at different points in history. In our times…

Today is an important day for you – this goes without saying. It is an even more important juncture for South Africa. We need teachers, but not just any teachers. We need well qualified and professional teachers that are able to break the vicious cycle our country is caught in.

I wish on this day 10 May of 2018, that the University, community all-inclusive Staff / Exco / Student leaders / Communities around here take full – I mean full advantage of your noble leadership in co-creating a new path to greatness in this historical institution that over many years have contributed in the South African society by producing leaders of high caliber like yourselves and current Chief Justice to name but a few.