Newsletter # 95
Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng at a UCT Graduation in December spoke boldly to the graduands: "I challenge you to use your education, this precious gift, to serve your community and your society, to help achieve the dream of a future that is more just, equal, fair, to make it inclusive for all. I challenge you to set your super-power dials to 'in service'. If you dare to accept my challenge today, what a wonderful miracle might unfold in our country and our world." As I listened to her, I thought of Abe Bailey Fellows across more than 6 decades who have taken up this challenge, making a vital contribution to a better world. This task is more urgent in these days both for older Fellows and for the new bursars as they join our ranks. Be encouraged to carry the baton in every space where you have influence. I am certain that Sir Abe is there in the wings cheering us onwards!