NWU students inspired to be agents of social justice

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:21

NWU students inspired to be agents of social justice

Students and staff members of the North-West University (NWU) came out in their numbers to listen to a public lecture on “Our responsibility towards Social Justice” by the Constitutional Court judge, Honourable Justice Leona Theron.

The lecture, an initiative of the Student Campus Council, was held on 9 April 2018 on the NWU’s campus in Potchefstroom.

Justice Theron emphasised that students need to take on the responsibility of working towards achieving social justice for everyone. As citizens we have a number of rights and freedoms, but we also have the responsibility to act on behalf of those who do not get the opportunity to enjoy those rights.

She encouraged students to grab the opportunity they have been given to study with both hands. “Transformation requires education. Education has the ability to not only change your life, but also the life of your fellow community members,” said Justice Theron.

She further urged students to foster unity and reconciliation.

She ended her lecture by encouraging students to be the generation that is not only known for taking selfies, but also for fighting for quality education, better healthcare and no violence against women and children.

 Constitutional Court judge, Honourable Justice Leona Theron, addresses staff and students on “Our responsibility towards Social Justice” at the NWU’s campus in Potchefstroom.