At USB-ED, our ongoing vision is to see leaders across Africa and beyond serving others with wisdom and courage. Reflecting on the life of Tata Madiba, and in light of his recent passing, these words especially resonate with our hearts and minds:
“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.”
Allow me then to wish you a blessed time of rest and reflection. I trust that you will spend many valued and sun-filled days with family and friends, experiencing a deep sense of gratitude for being able to do so. And I hope you will return in the new year, renewed and ready to climb the next hill towards setting our continent and its assets free through the medium of education and development.
Frik Landman, CEO of USB Executive Development