Tag: Albie Sachs
Besides the late Nelson Mandela, many other South Africans have stood up for human rights. Among their names, we can count people like Desmond Tutu and Miriam Makeba. They have all devoted their time and talents to improving the lives of all people.
The first season of 21 Icons was well-received. Now there is a second season of the documentaries and portraits of some of South Africa's most notable citizens. This time, the mix includes a former Constitutional Court judge, sports stars, entrepreneurs and an extraordinary man who has devoted his life to helping others.
Justice Sachs has been recognised for his lifetime devotion to justice and the rule of law as well as his contribution to human rights around the world, by the Tang Prize Foundation. It said his views, of integration while preserving diversity, offered significant inspiration for other societies.
The Constitutional Court is a powerful reminder of how far the country has come. Its Great African Steps are built of the bricks from Number Four prison, holding within them the memories of the countless prisoners denied their dignity. Its design is symbolic of "justice under a tree"; it is a masterpiece of the South African transition.