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ANC Youth League on passing on of Former Chief Justice A Chaskalson

2 December 2012

The African National Congress (ANC) Youth League learnt with sadness of the death of Former Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson. We send our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

As the youth of South Africa we can learn many lessons fromhis well-lived life.

One lesson is about excellence, from graduating cum laude for his LLB degree to being the first president of South Africa`s new Constitutional Court in 1994, and later Chief Justice of the same court, Chaskalson was about excellence.

We can also learn to speak the truth without fear or favour, whether to our peers or those in positions of power.

Recently Chaskalson spoke about how we should confront econcomic and social ills affecting South Africa with the same commitment we had to confront apartheid. In his honour, we should commit to this and work towards building a better South Africa.

Issued by the ANC Youth League