St Peter's Foundation Hosts the Story of My Father's Coat

  • September 18, 2017 | Vanessa Palk - Foundation Coordinator

On Tuesday evening 12 September, the Foundation hosted My Father's Coat as a fundraiser for the Isematholeni Intern programme. The St Peter's community gathered in the St Peter’s College MADDitorium to listen to Michael Charton, founder of Inherit South Africa in Cape Town, tell a story.

This story, although heard many times, was unlike other stories about our country’s history - in the way it was told.

Michael, a gifted and compelling story teller, had his audience captivated for two hours. The story weaved together five prominent and directly interlinked protagonists of South African history, spanning 200 turbulent years: Mzilikazi, Kruger, Rhodes, Smuts and Mandela.

It was an inspiring and insightful night out for all.

We would like to thank Kath Ponting for arranging the most delicious spread of eats. Thank you also goes to the St Peter’s Prep Parents' Association for the donation of the drinks, as well as to St Peter's College for providing the wonderful venue. A special thank you to Michael Charton who donated his time and for making the complex history of South Africa more accessible to South Africans through this story.

All proceeds from tickets sold go to supporting the Isematholeni Intern Programme.