Monday, July 17, 2017

Zackie Achmat

It's a photo of me and activist Zackie Achmat, taken about ten years ago. Last week he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Cape Town, for having advanced "a more equitable and just society" in South Africa. OBSERVATION: I like to understand what is happening in society. For this reason, I have met people where this might raise some eyebrows. He said something last week that I agree with: "On the one hand, what (President) Jacob Zuma has done is negative, but on the other hand he has woken people up. That awakening has given us a chance to radically re-imagine what we want ..."

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