- The people shall govern!
- All national groups shall have equal rights!
- The people shall share in the country`s wealth!
- The land shall be shared among those who work it!
- All shall be equal before the law!
- All shall enjoy equal human rights!
- There shall be work and security!
- The doors of learning and culture shall be opened!
- There shall be houses, security and comfort!
- There shall be peace and friendship!
Mr Sechaba Motsieloa, Chairman of Da Vinci Council, “Any evolving society needs a vision that outlives the generation that conceives it. For many generations to come, we, the people of South Africa, will forever be indebted to the people that adopted the Freedom Charter back in 1955 in Kliptown, Johannesburg. It is the responsibility of current and future generations to make it relevant in their lifetime.”
Mr Richard Goddard, Da Vinci Faculty member, “The anniversary of the Freedom Charter means many things for many different people. For me, the freedom of education is an important aspect to this Charter. Gone are the days where we create elitist education systems and segregated systems, such as `Bantu Education’, for the benefit of the few. Plato sums up the freedom of education: “Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.” (Plato, The Republic). Critical thinking and mode 2 learning is essential in our new South Africa if we wish to instil passion and grow entrepreneurship, especially amongst our youth.”