Top-performers of Media24 Rachel’s Angels mentoring programme was honored at a function in Franschhoek last Saturday night. This programme is a partnership between Media24, the WCED and Stellenbosch University and boasts a 100% pass rate in the past matric exam. The trustees aim to mentor, train and support learners from disadvantaged schools in order to gain access to tertiary studies. From left are trustee, Heindrich Wyngaard, media manager of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Rolene Liebenberg, trustee of Rachel’s Angels Trust, the TVpresenter Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp who acted as hostess, prof. Rachel Jafta, one of the founders and currently chairman of the project, dr. Michael le Cordeur, co-founder and vice-chairman, from the Faculty of Education at the University of Stellenbosch, Neil Jansen, trustee from Rachel’s Angels Trust, en Esmaré Weideman, executive chief at Media24. (Die Burger, Apr 12 2014, Page 6)
At the Western Cape government's Freedom Day celebrations on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Cape Town, former president FW de Klerk acted as speaker. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was unable to attend the function, but his speech was read by Prof. Mtetwa (vice-chairman of the Artscape Board of Directors). At the event, Dr. Michael le Cordeur (Chairman – B.Ed-programme committee) and Marlene le Roux (Director of Artscape) handed a copy of their book '100 years of untold stories of the minstrels' to ex-President F.W. de Klerk. On the photo from left are: Marlene Le Roux, Dr. Michael le Cordeur, Prof. Mtetwa, Mr. FW De Klerk and Mr. Herman Bailey who handled the logistical work for the book.