“FREDERIK van Zyl Slabbert’s memory deserves to be kept alive — in a way which also makes an important contribution to our national debate.
At a memorial service for Slabbert, Paul Graham, director of the Institute for Democracy in Africa, which Slabbert founded, suggested an annual lecture as a fitting way to remember him. This would be useful but more may be needed: the lecture could be part of a wider initiative, which could pay tribute to Slabbert in a way that promotes the idea he championed — and rescues South African liberalism from some of its supposed friends”.
This quote is taken from an article by Steven Friedman in Business Day today and his suggestion should be welcomed by everyone who knew and respected him. Read the full article Debate liberalism to serve Slabbert’s memory.