The new recording is excellent! Thanks to both of you for an informative video.
What a gift for us to be with the two of you today! Such inspirational messages and things to consider thinking about. We are so happy that our students were able to hear from you today. Even though these are stories of the past, they continue being relevant today. Thank you!!! We look forward to going to SA at some point in the near future and meeting in person.
Overall, I thought everything was wonderful! It was so professionally done, educational, and powerful. One of our attendees texted me yesterday to tell me how much she enjoyed the presentation and that it had moved her to tears.
Thank you for an outstanding zoom presentation sharing your courage, care, kindness for the Father of our Nation, President Nelson Mandela. Yours and his are both inspirational stories. My beloved late mother Zelda Gosschalk met her late husband Bernard Gosschalk when he came out of exile in UK to attend Nelson’s 75th birthday. He was invited by Mr Mandela to attend.
Bernard was in solitary confinement for some months and went into exile. He and his then wife Ruth, who died of cancer in UK, were activists. My mother was also active against apartheid. I met Mr Mandela too.
Thank you for your inspiration Christo. And I am sorry for the tragic loss of your son. God bless you for taking care of Mandela, Sisulu and others. – Gill Fish
Thank you so much for organising that really inspiring lecture. Loved hearing from Christo, and could have done for hours. Like his style. Really interesting Mandela’s thoughts on education as the means of personal development. Good for us all to think about! – Andrew Prichard
Just finished your book. What an inspirational read. Also informative about SA etc. My lasting impression was of the power of the positive to institute change. But also the place of kindness and compassion; the world could use more people like yourself. So thank you.
I would like to echo Donna’s comments in that I felt so privileged to learn about Nelson Mandela and Christo Brand. They are both an inspiration for how people can see past perceived differences to become close friends. Thank you, Andrew, for helping to share this story of incredible friendship with our faculty, staff, and students at Catawba Valley CC. – Jonathan Loss
Feedback from both boys and teachers has been very positive. In short: your presentations appear to have been a hit (not that it was ever in doubt). Thanks again. Shaun Hewett.
Thank you for your inspiring talk we had with the students. We received very positive feedback and a lot of the students were mover by Christo’s story.
“Wow wow wow!! Thank you so much for inviting me…what a great talk…Incredible!” – Freddy Hassan“Really enjoyed your interview with Christo Brand…Amazingly humble and likeable man, and I think you got the very best out of him. You made him the star of the show by short carefully executed interventions, quite a special knack.” – Anna Rice“What a fantastic interview. Well done!” – Jon Charley“This was a fantastic way to spend a Saturday evening” – Garth Scholtz