Section 27, Save SA and Unite Against Corruption activist, Mark Heywood has spent most of adult life fighting battles for social justice. Heywood has now launched his book, Get Up! Stand Up!
The book is aimed to be one of hope, justice and one that will inspire people to change the world, starting in small and modest ways.
One of the big challenges for us in 2017 and beyond is how do we begin to re-inject hope into our body politic in South Africa and the rest of the world.— Mark Heywood, Executive Director of SECTION27
Basic education is critical for the development of every single human being. It is through education that you get introduced, exposed, to the riches of the world, in terms of ideas, literature and history.— Mark Heywood, Executive Director of SECTION27
Heywood was born in Nigeria and raised in Ghana and says it was his first experience with South Africa's racial inequalities that were an eye opener and led him down the path of social activism.
His bookGet Up! Stand Up! provides insights into how power and politics work. Urgent and inspirational, Heywood says it is also a personal story about love, loss and safeguarding your soul.
Listen here to Heywood speak more about the book and his upbringing