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Stellenbosch University will soon give honorary doctorates to six outstanding individuals. One of them is Professor John Volmink, a transformation educationist, who has been asked by every post-apartheid education minister to play a role in transforming the country’s education curriculum. Originally from Athlone, Cape Town, Professor Volmink lived overseas for 25 years before returning to South Africa when Nelson Mandela was released. He has been instrumental in the establishment of non-governmental organisations to help with development in different parts of the world. This includes the Umalusi organisation that sets the standards of education in South Africa. He told BizNews about a defining moment when a man (who looked like KFC’s Colonel Saunders) changed his life and how he believes civil society should help sort out the 'mess' in South African education.