Judge Albert ‘Albie’ Sachs will forever hold a significant place in the history of the ‘New’, or the Real South Africa. Over forty of the Westville Boys’ High School students were privileged to attend a presentation made by the revered struggle stalwart at our sister school Westville Girls’ High School in conjunction with the Durban branch of Amnesty International. As a staff member I could write essays reviewing this kind of opportunity, and the significance it had on the adults present. However, in the spirit of progression, innovation, and overall, moving forward through the empowered youth of today, I will leave it to some of our students…

“It was an incredible opportunity to speak with one of the giants of our history. I was particularly struck by his interesting perspective of why we actually need the Billl of Rights at the core of our constitution, as well the importance of a government made of laws rather than men. Above all his passion for the future and love for the country was absolutely inspiring.”- David Weber

“The thing that struck me the most was that the way he took on the struggle is the same way in which we can approach life and achieve our own personal goals. He is not only a political leader, but also a symbol for the triumph of the human spirit.”- Pierre Parrott

“Being a struggle stalwart, you would expect him to deservedly having been put on a pedestal, but he approaches everything with absolute humility. Whether it be inviting you personally in the telling of his story, or making the struggle bigger than his own personal losses.” -Siyanda Ndlwana