One of the great influences in my lifetime search for social justice, based in dignity and equality for all, is Ma Ellen Kuzwayo. Today she inspires me, as I wish to see a world in which women, in all communities are equal to men and enabled to access extension services, educate, feed and provide the necessary health care for themselves and their children.
Women like Ma Ellen and my mother have inspired me through their service, spirituality and dedication and thereby have given me a sense of duty. I am wary of awards, but this, the Ellen Kuzwayo Award, as awarded to me by the University of Johannesburg is indeed an honour.
Photo Of Ellen Kuzwayo courtesy of the University Of Johannesburg.