SCHOOL TOURS OF THE MANDELA CAPTURE SITE EXHIBITION
The Nelson Mandela Capture Site offers school tours to Primary and High School Students focussing on the life and then capture of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on the R103 near Howick. Students are taken through the exhibition entitled " Mandela - Leader, Comrade, Negotiator,Prisoner, Statesman".
The exhibition explores Mandela's extraordinary life through six themes and the Students are divided into groups and given worksheets focussing on the different areas. A qualified History teacher takes the Students through the exhibition. A feed back session is then held with the group leaders reporting back on what they have learned from the exhibition.
The exhibition was produced by the Apartheid Museum in collaberation with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Museum and the national Department of Education. It is a permanent exhibition in Johannesburg, Mthatha and Sweden and is sought after around the world.
The History syllabus has a section entitled the Road to Democracy and the exhibition is very relevant for Primary and High School students.
Students can buy cooldrinks and a light lunch at the Truth Cafe after attending the exhibition.
KEN GILLINGS – BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
Ken Gillings has undertaken extensive research into South African Battlefields, especially those in KwaZulu-Natal. He has written numerous articles on this subject, many of which have appeared in the South African Military History Journal.
He co-edited ‘The War Memoirs of Commandant Ludwig Krause’, which was published by the van Riebeeck Society. He wrote ‘The Battle of the Thukela Heights’, which was published by Ravan Press as a series of Battles to commemorate the centenary of the Anglo-Boer War and ‘Battles of KwaZulu-Natal’, which is in its fourth edition.
Ken Gillings is an acclaimed South African battlefield guide and has been affiliated with the following organisations: The South African Military History Society, the South African National Society, the Ladysmith Historical Society, the KwaZulu-Natal Heritage Foundation and the National Monuments Commission’s War Graves and Graves of Conflict Committee. He chaired the KwaZulu-Natal Regional Committee for the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Anglo-Boer War.
His interests include camping, bird-watching and wild-life.
Steuart is co-editor and publisher of "SOUTH AFRICA – The Good News" (published 2002); SOUTH AFRICA – MORE Good News (published 2003); SOUTH AFRICA 2014 - the Story of our Future (published 2004) and Miracles that are Changing a Nation (published 2005).
With 28 500 copies sold since January 2003 these books have come to play an invaluable part in promoting South Africa both locally and abroad, and have been acknowledged on 5 separate occasions by President Thabo Mbeki in his weekly newsletter. The INDEPENDANT research involved in compiling these books has resulted in some 250 public talks both here and abroad, 65 productions of Industrial Theatre, and significant sales of pocketbooks and videos. So far some 2,5 million South Africans have been touched by this message! The www.sagoodnews.co.za website is read in 185 countries around the world by tens of thousands of subscribers.Steuart recently received the “Public Service Entrepreneur of the Year Award – 2007” from the African Heritage Society.
Steuart sits on the 2010 National Communication Partnership Task Team. He is involved in promoting Volunteering in South Africa. More recently he initiated a campaign called TogetherSchools to encourage Corportes to adopt Schools and is currently working with Government and the Private Sector on a “People against Crime” Campaign.
Steuart’s core competence is as a strategy consultant. He holds a B.A.(Honours) degree from Rhodes University, PDM from Wits, Certificate in Management from Oxford.
Steuart has published a number of management works:
• “Human Capital Strategies for the 21st Century”
• “The 12 Ladders to World Class Performance” which received a five-star rating from Amazon.com.
• Local management training videos under the title, “Lessons from the Wild”.
Steuart lives by the credo “ Patriotism means being proud of your country all of the time, and your government only when it deserves it!"
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