|LETTER FROM THE HEAD
That the world is ambiguous, chaotic, volatile and uncertain (Daniel Pink, 2000) is certainly becoming the reality and the norm. Our need for emotional agility and general adaptability is becoming more and more necessary. While not on a grand scale, we certainly had to respond to an unexpected change at the start of the week when our annual Business Breakfast had to transform into a Breakfast Supper on account of the volatile travel schedule of the Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela.
In a crisis, albeit small (such as this one), it was encouraging to note the ability of many of the guests to respond with understanding and graciousness in spite of the problems it caused in their own schedules. It spoke to a generosity of spirit within the community and also the respect that they afford Thuli Madonsela herself. To have two remarkable women both featured on the covers of Time Magazine sitting on our humble school hall stage was very special. There is much to learn from the graciousness and quietly powerful determination inherent in Thuli Madonsela. As Nicky Newton-King stated, “[She] has a remarkable ability to speak ‘truth to power’.“