This program offers participants the opportunity to explore issues of humanity and social justice through the lens of Apartheid. South Africa’s unique history and current realities provide a platform from which participants can engage in what humanity and social justice look like in our modern world. An expert facilitator will accompany the group on every step of this profound and life changing journey.
This program takes place in both Cape Town and in Johannesburg. Although Apartheid engulfed the entire country, for groups wanting to engage the topic, Cape Town and Johannesburg offer unique historical sites and places of significance from the Apartheid struggle; including Soweto Township, Mandela House, Hector Petersen Memorial, Freedom Square, constitution Hill, Apartheid Museum, Robben Island and the District 6 Museum.
- Students gain understanding on the racially motivated system of Apartheid and how it came to exist in South Africa.
- In light of this, students engage with various constructs around race, discrimination, human rights, social justice as well as worldview and culture.
- Students visit multiple historical sites and interpret their meaning in relation to the era of Apartheid.
- Students also engage in group discussions and hear from guest lectures on first hand experiences of Apartheid.
- Overnight on Robben Island with guest talks by ex-prison warden and/or prisoner.