Chris’s life began in the rural surroundings of Port St Johns, in the eastern Cape of South Africa. At high school, he discovered he had a gift for speaking and led students in protest against the unjust system of ‘apartheid’. This action was to set me on a collision course with the ‘apartheid’ regime, and he has spent the rest of his life involved in the relentless struggle against discrimination. The key themes of his message are determination, courage, perseverance and the power of forgiveness in the face of blatant racial discrimination or opposition.
He’s had the honour of learning from truly great leaders like Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Desmond Tutu, FW De Klerk and Colin La Foy. He tells his own story and also the remarkable ‘South African’ miracle of our transition from ‘apartheid’ to the dream of a ‘rainbow nation’.