Category: South Africa

Andrew Rolfe And His Role With Ubuntu Fund (UPDATED)

UPDATED June 9th 2017– Andrew Rolfe raises money with Ubuntu Fund, full story here:  https://www.thesouthafrican.com/more-than-r10-million-raised-at-london-gala-dinner-to-support-disadvantaged-children-in-south-africa/


 

Andrew Rolfe is the chairman of the board of directors of Ubuntu Fund, and he is part of a much larger mission that ensures all donations to the children of South Africa are given without restrictions. This article explains how he has become one of the finest men in all of education in the country, and it shows what a commitment he has made to helping these children learn. Andrew Rolfe is giving much of his life’s work to ensuring underprivileged kids are given the education they deserve.

 

#1: What Is Ubuntu Fund?

Ubuntu Fund is an education foundation that Andrew Rolfe helps to run, and it gives money to schools and programs across South Africa that serve children. Each child is in a position where they would not receive an education otherwise, and Andrew ensures that all the children are given what they need to survive in the real world. The money that is raised for the group comes with no strings attached, and that is a part of the mission.

 

#2: The Funding For Better Schools

Andrew Rolfe and his compatriots at the Ubuntu Fund do not allow their large donors to put any restrictions on the money they give. They want to have freedom to give to the children of the nation of South Africa, and Andrew believes that the children benefit more when they are allowed to learn without worrying about how their learning will be funded.

The career and mission of Andrew Rolfe is to help people, and he serves that purpose quite well as the leader of the Ubuntu Fund. He is giving back every day to kids in South Africa who need an education, and he is showing them that there is a way to get on in the world give the proper education.

 

Brenda Wardle on Racist Tweets

Are you woke? In terms of online slang, being woke refers to being active, both socially and politically. It means that an individual is aware of issues that are happening today and that this person sees through the hype and is active in the search for the truth. This term first developed during the #BlackLivesMatter campaign started through Twitter.

Those who use the social networking platform Twitter are constantly developing memes, challenging offensive posts, and using this network to offer short, 140-character messages about issues happening in the real world. Twitter is a huge collective of individuals from every walk of life. From preteens to government officials to famous music stars, it is an extremely public and favorited way to voice an opinion and make a stance. “Woke Twitter” was responsible for shedding light on racist remarks that Penny Sparrow, Chris Hart and Justin van Vuuren had made in previous days. These remarks were not just noticed on the internet. These comments caused Hart to be suspended as an analyst by Standard Bank and all three individuals had charges pressed against them for their comments.

While the constitution protects the right of free speech, it also dictates that these freely-spoken statements can only be made providing they do not infringe on the rights of others. Legal analyst Brenda Wardle had this to say: “We must remember that free speech or even freedom of expression, unlike human dignity, is limited by specific clauses in the constitution. So what Penny Sparrow did was to prejudice the rights of all black South Africans by equating them to monkeys, apes and animals.

With such a large collection of individuals coming together using hashtags and re-tweeting, re-posting, and favoriting the tweets related to these incidents, the online community urges everyone to “stay woke” and diminish the ability for certain people to escape the law by passing under the radar using such hateful words and descriptions.

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Legal Analyst Wardle Speaks On Racist Tweets Not Protected By Freedom Of Speech

Being “woke” means to be politically and socially aware. It allows you to critique the world and its idealogies and dismantle those that are detrimental to marginalized groups in society. It’s not really possible to stop being “woke”. It feels as though your eyes are open all the time and you’re no longer able to see things as they once were.

These activists that take to social media have so much following and power that they can find your employer and explain to them how you posted something racist, sexist, or homophobic on social media. That’s exactly what happened from “woke” Twitter when Penny Sparrow, Chris Hart, and Justin Van Vuuren made racist statements on Twitter. Hart has been suspended from his analyst job and all three are facing charges. Sparrow’s daughter even stated that she received death threats via phone calls. However, an analyst Brenda Wardle states, “The constitution states that all can exercise their rights, provided the rights of others are not infringed.” Sparrow, Hart and Van Vuuren’s freedom of speech rights were not violated since they were infringing on the dignity of black South Africans.

Increase of social media has caused a decrease in tact among people. It’s easy to forget that there are people behind these profiles and that we’re not just speaking into a void. With the advancement of technology it is also best to keep in mind that any opinion we share, under the protection of freedom of speech or not, may offend and that the retaliation is in new form. It is called doxing and it entails that activists or their supporters find out your address, phone number, employer, simply with a google search or with GPS location on your status update.

Brenda Wardle who gave her opinion on Sparrow’s daughters worries of her mother’s freedom of speech being violated is a legal analyst in South Africa. Her main focus is on children, education, human rights, politics, and poverty alleviation. She received her three law degrees as well as her Master’s degree. She speaks fluent English, Xhosa, and Afrikaans. Currently, Wardle is the Chief Operations Officer at Wardle College of Law in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is renowned and recognized for being a legal moderator and is frequently called on to speak about any legal ramifications that may occur from a legal battle. She is also a consultant for important national conferences that involve parole boards and laws of correctional management.