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ABOUT#IAMCONSTITUTION

The Ichikowitz Family Foundation celebrates 20 years of South Africa’s Constitution with the launch of#IAMCONSTITUTION – a national campaign that encourages all South Africans to read, embrace and live the Constitution; to celebrate the achievements of South Africa and constructively confront challenges to reach the country’s fullest potential. The multi-media campaign aims to promote the values and benefits of the Constitution by encouraging interaction and dialogue among all who live in South Africa. The Ichikowitz Family Foundation contributes to the preservation of our heritage, the conservation of our environment, the education of our people and actively promotes nation building.

South Africa’s Constitution is recognised as the world’s most progressive Constitution.
  • It belongs to all South Africans.
  • It is our nation’s most precious asset.
  • We believe that as South Africans we must learn, understand and embrace our rights as enshrined in the Constitution.
  • It is our roadmap to the future. A future of equality, mutual respect, dignity and humanity.
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Our Constitution is a roadmap for our future. A roadmap for an equal society where the individual is respected and where we rejoice in our diversity. In a multicultural country like ours, with many cultures, languages, religions, and traditions, our Constitution is designed to protect the rights of all citizens, which makes it our most precious asset.
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Ivor Ichikowitz Chairman of the Ichikowitz Family Foundation on occasion of the Fine Line Exhibition launch, Constitution Hill, 17 March 2016

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MANDELA MONTH AND OUR CITIZENS’ CALL TO ACTION

31 August 2016

Constitution Hill

Close to 60,000 people participated in Radio 702 Walk the Talk for a variety of worthy causes. This year the route included Constitution Hill where walkers had the opportunity to share their thoughts on our #IAMCONSTITUTION graffiti wall. Thanks to 702’s commitment to activate “thought-provoking conversations and constructive citizens”, the Constitution’s footprint touched even more of us.

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31 August 2016

Orlando West High School, Soweto

Supporting the call to action for resources for the Orlando West High School, library books and classroom chairs were donated. Learners and special guests including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Yusuf Abramjee were treated to Jean Kitenge’s Beatboxing the Constitution. In her opening speech, Zoleka Mandela: “Wherever my granddad is, I hope he is proud of the work we are doing. This year we’re empowering the kids of Orlando West High to remind them that their education is important to us.”

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18 July 2016

Roodepoort, Gauteng

It was a refreshing opportunity for the youngsters to leave behind their burdens and bounce around at iJUMP Trampoline Park for a much-deserved day of fun and games.

 

Taking every opportunity to spread the message of the Constitution, the learners even performed their “Bill of Rights” play for iJUMP staff and members of the public.

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2 July 2016

Daveyton, Gauteng

Lungile Maboe and her students invited Dr Albertina Luthuli to visit their school for the first time to celebrate the relationship between Madiba and his mentor, Chief Albert Luthuli. The learners once again inspired their audience with a memorable play on the life and times of the Chief. The unique Gogo Mkhulu Storytelling included an intimate exchange between elders and youth groups from the area. Lungile Maboe appreciates, “In these times when challenges of leadership are self-evident, Dr Luthuli reminds us that her father did not believe in idle rhetoric. Chief Luthuli fervently believed that each one of us can remove the inequality between peoples.”

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Ichikowitz Family Foundation

The Ichikowitz Family Foundation contributes to the preservation of our heritage, the conservation of our environment, the education of our people and actively promotes nation building. The #IamConstitution multi media campaign is featured in its African Oral History Archive that charts Africa’s vivid history, magnificent heritage and collective memory.