JULY

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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OUR MEDIA

  • Chief Albert Luthuli Primary School Creative Arts programme

THE COVERAGE

  • More fun on Mandela Day

  • Zoleka Mandela and the Ichikowitz Family Foundations working together

  • 702 Dr Albertina Luthuli talks about Mandela Month, her father and SA’s leadership


JUNE

CELEBRATING YOUTH MONTH

30 August 2016

Constitution Hill

This annual music concert marking the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprising featured contemporary South African musicians to celebrate youth’s artistic freedom. The impressive line-up included Thandiswa Mazwai, BLK JKS, Reason, Stogie T (Tumi Molekane), BCUC, Nonku Phiri, Moonchild and more! To everyone’s delight, Jean Kitenge beatboxed the Constitution for the crowds to echo his chants of freedom.

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15 June 2016

Old Fort Prison Complex, Constitution Hill

The first of many #IAMCONSTITUTION workshops for primary and high schools, Beatboxing the Constitution combines education and entertainment. Jean Kitenge’s urban sound of vocal gymnastics and machine-like precision has students engaging with the Constitution and beatboxing their own Bill of Rights. In recognition of 16th June 1976, 22 learners from the Chief Albert Luthuli Primary School in Daveyton hopped on a CitySightseeing Red Bus to tour Johannesburg; their final stop was Constitution Hill for a beatboxing session.

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OUR MEDIA

  • Highlights of the Chief Albert Luthuli Learners’ Performance

  • Jean Kitenge – Beat Boxer

  • Highlights of Beatboxing the Constitution Workshop

THE COVERAGE

  • #IAMCONSTITUTION on Sports Buzz SABC 1

  • Connect – Beat boxing the Constitution to celebrate Youth Month

  • City Buzz Education and entertainment at Con Hill

  • ENCA Drive to get constitution trending among youth


MAY

HERITAGE AND TOURISM

30 August 2016

Luthuli Museum – Groutville, KwaDukuza

Dr Albertina Luthuli, daughter of Africa’s first Nobel Laureate, Chief Albert Luthuli, hosted aspiring law students together with KwaDukuza community leaders and museum visitors who rigorously debated what the Constitution means in their lives. Sharing memories of her father, Dr Luthuli observed: “There is an opportunity to reflect deeply about an era we dare not lament, but celebrate in how we have become a free society.”

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5 May 2016

KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga

#IAMCONSTITUTION created a stir at the Tourism INDABA 2016 with our astounding sandcastle from sculptor Lucas Mahlangu who worked through the night to ensure that those walking the Durban Beachfront could not miss a chance to debate the Constitution. The campaign then hit the road with the Travel Massive adventurers who were out to give pride of place to South Africa’s heritage and cultural tourism. Along the 16 days that covered 2,137 km through KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, education materials including the Department of Justice’s “Constitution Made Easy for Learners” were distributed.

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OUR MEDIA

  • Highlights of Road Trip

THE COVERAGE

  • NEWS24 Beautiful Durban through the eyes of #INDABA2016

  • CNBC Exploring Africa’s top tourism show ‘Indaba 2016’

  • SABC News – Izindaba


APRIL

DIALOGUE AND DEBATE

26 April 2016

Constitution Hill

Over 300 Wits University leaders gathered to debate the many problems facing students in the wake of #FeesMustFall. The event was opened by Dr Mathews Phosa; and the panel included students Tami Pooe, Social and Community Development Officer at Wits SRC; Tshidiso Ramogale, Human Rights Commission and a 2014 M&G 200 Young South African; and Cherise Walker, Gender Campaign at Students for Law and Social Justice. SRC President, Nompendulo Mkhatshwa challenged the students to “properly understand the pros and cons of the Constitution in order to advance the plight of the youth.”

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24 April 2016

Constitution Hill

Thousands of people walked through the Joburg City centre in support of Constitution Hill’s We, the People Walk and #IAMCONSTITUTION.

 

Dawn Robertson, CEO of Constitution Hill noted in the media, “There isn’t a better time to all learn and live the values enshrined in our Constitution. We encourage all South Africans to join us at Constitution Hill in celebrating the birthplace of our democracy and the protector of our human rights.”

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2 April 2016

In partnership with CitySightseeing Red Bus Tour, we offered inner-city youth group, Lalela Art Project the chance to experience some of Joburg’s renowned heritage while learning about constitutionalism at the IT’S A FINE LINE exhibition. Lalela is at the forefront of Art Education in South Africa providing children with an alternative to the destructive behaviours common to impoverished communities.

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1 April 2016

Hamba Kahle Tata Nat Mokgosi (1946-2016)

We pay homage to the role of artists’ contribution to democracy. The legendary South African artist is proudly featured in The Ichikowitz Heritage Art Collection.

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OUR MEDIA

  • #IAMCONSTITUTION Lalela School Outing

THE COVERAGE

  • ENCA Thousands march to celebrate 20 years of constitution

  • NEWS 24 Unlawful actions may cost student movement public sympathy, FeesMustFall leader warns

  • IOL Thousands march for #IamConstitution

  • BDLive Phosa calls for parastatals’ funds to go to universities

  • Times Live Rather fund universities than SAA: Phosa

  • ENCA ‘It’s a Fine Line’ art exhibition celebrates 20 years of the Constitution

  • SABC Gauteng youth gather to launch the #IAmConstitution

  • SABC #IamConstitution student debate

  • ANN7 with Dawn Robertson at Constitution Hill


MARCH

HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH

17 March 2016

The Old Fort Prison Complex, Constitution Hill

In celebration of 20 years of our Constitution, over 400 guests attended the launch of the exhibition IT’S A FINE LINE – a collection of 16 extraordinary pencil drawings by renowned artist Dean Simon alongside rare archive footage of those history makers that came together to draw up one of the most progressive Constitutions in the world.

 

Relatives of the history makers featured in the exhibition honoured this historic occasion and included the family members of Chief Albert Luthuli, Chris Hani, Bram Fischer, Enoch Sontonga, John Dube, Pixley Seme and Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert. George Bizos and Pik Botha were feted by throngs of admirers, young and old.

 

Popular media personality, Ayanda-Allie Paine hosted esteemed speakers including Former Justice of the Constitutional Court, Zak Yacoob; the daughter of Chief Albert Luthuli, Dr Albertina Luthuli; Dr Mathews Phosa; and Mr Roelf Meyer.

 

The latest addition to our Heritage Art Collection, the exhibition challenges us to reconcile the past with dreams of the future, and traverse the fine lines between fact and fiction, justice and power and the permutations of modernity and fundamentalism.

 

OUR MEDIA

  • IT’S A FINE LINE Catalogue and more information

  • IT’S A FINE LINE Promo

  • Highlights of the #IAMCONSTITUTION Launch

THE COVERAGE

  • SABC | Celebrating 20 years of the South African Constitution: Ivor Ichikowitz and Dr Albertina Luthuli

  • Times Live | Art to put constitution into heart of South Africans

  • The New Age | Constitution turns 20

  • Creative feel | Ivor Ichikowitz, Founder of Ichikowitz Family Foundation Interviewed on upcoming exhibition

  • CITYBUZZ | Art showcases history at Con Hill

  • CCTV Africa | South Africa reflects on gains since constitution adoption 20 years ago