1st April 2018
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Chairperson of the SASSFE Board of Trustees, donated proceeds from the sale of 50 copies of his book to SASSFE. This is in addition to Archbishop Makgoba’s donation of royalties from his book to various other social upliftment projects.
Archbishop Makgoba’s book, titled ‘Faith and Courage – Praying with Mandela’, tells the story of Makgoba’s journey towards faith, from his boyhood in Alex, as the son of a ZCC pastor, to his position at Bishopscourt. Reading the book helps readers to better understand what motivates the Archbishop in his ongoing quest to ensure greater accountability on the part of South Africa’s government.
The donated books were sold, as part of a leadership project undertaken at The Ridge School in Johannesburg, by Grade 7 learner, Adam Creamer. The book proved to be popular amongst teachers, parents and pupils at the school, many of whom expressed great admiration for the life and work of Archbishop Makgoba.
In addition to Archbishop Makgoba’s book, Creamer also sold copies of Thandeka Gqubule’s book ‘No longer whispering to power – the story of Thuli Madonsela’, which Gqubule had previously donated to SASSFE to help raise funds for students in need.