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Celebrating the life of John Langalibalele Dube

The University of KwaZulu-Natal held a special tribute in memory of the first president of the African National Congress, Dr John Langalibalele Dube.

Dube became the first black person to be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of South Africa. The Institute that bears his name has called on the youth to adopt his values.

Former deputy president Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka said events of this nature are key for the country’s future. It’s really important to have a gathering like this one especially because we also get to talk to young people who get new information so every year when we do something like this and you have new people it means that we are spreading the message”.

In other news – Zoleka Mandela to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for those fighting cancer

SA writer Zoleka Mandela is working hard in the gym to prepare to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, in June.

Zoleka Mandela

Zoleka is a breast cancer survivor and plans to do her part to create awareness of the disease with the trek. She announced the climb on World Cancer Day on Wednesday, reflecting on her battle with the disease. Read more

Source: eNCA