The Faculty of Theology, in partnership with
the Theological Student Committee & the Transformation Office
at Stellenbosch University,
invites you to the 2019 Hector Pietersen Memorial lecture

“Born Frees and Democracy: Freedom and Responsibility”
Ms. Lovelyn Nwadeyi

Panel with students from the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University

DATE: Friday, 17 May 2019

TIME: 10:00 – 14:00

VENUE: Attie van Wyk Auditorium, Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, 171 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch

Reflecting on South Africa’s 2019 democratic election, this youth day lecture wrestles with alarming statistics that the youth in this country are not voting. Voices from young people contest being “born free” amidst facing varying economic and socio-political injustices which their parents fought against. They argue that after 25 years of democracy in South Africa, they are not free. The notion of active citizenship invites these youth to engage with these contextual realities in morally and socially responsible ways.
We believe that the theme of this year’s lecture requires the primary voice of youth themselves. In 2017, Ms. Lovelyn Nwadeyi was named one of Mzansi’s top 100 Young influencers! With a Masters in Peace and Conflict studies and much experience in youth development in South Africa, we are priviledged to hear her perspective on how young people view this 25 year democracy. We will also hear voices of students on what they believe being “born free” should look like in 2019. Creative exhibitions from students will also be part of the day!

RSVP before 13 May 2019
Helette van der Westhuizen,

Friday, 17 May 2019
Attie Van Wyk Auditorium, Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University,
171 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch


09:45 – 10:15 Arrival and seating

10:15 – 10:30 Welcome and opening Prof. Reggie Nel
Ms. Annamari Booysens
Mr. Jason Gribble

10:30 – 11:45 Session 1: Chair Prof. Anita Cloete
Key note address Ms. Lovelyn Nwadeyi

“Born Frees and Democracy: Freedom and Responsibility”

11:45 – 12:15 TEA/COFFEE BREAK

12:15 – 12:30 Creative arts performance Student

12:30 – 14:00 Session 2: Chair Dr. Shantelle Weber

Keynote response Ms. Madré Arendse
Mr. Edward Beukman
Ms. Tayla Minnaar
Mr. Alfred Ferriera