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President Thabo Mbeki's nation building proposal to have school children recite a pledge to the country has been welcomed by the Democratic Alliance.
The DA's Gauteng leader, Jack Bloom (pictured), said yesterday: "I welcome the invitation to dialogue made by President Thabo Mbeki that we should develop an oath to be recited by children in their morning school assemblies."
Mbeki proposed in his state of the nation address that an oath where a "youth pledge extolling the virtues of humane conduct and human solidarity among all South Africans" be developed and made part of school morning assemblies.
Bloom suggested that the pledge contained phrases based on the preamble to the Constitution:
"We, the people of South Africa ... heal the divisions of the past ... "united in our diversity ... establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights ... improve the quality of life of all citizens."
Bloom said: "It would be a powerful way to imprint the inspirational values of our Constitution on the minds of young people."
Mbeki said the minister of education would next week elaborate on this and other matters. - Sapa