Message by our Guest Speaker, Adriaan Odendaal (Class of 2008)
Thank you, Professor Corne Schutte, for the introduction, and thank you class of 2021 for having me at this special event. Congratulations to you again!
It’s really amazing to be here with you, 13 years after our class graduated. I am pleased to still see so many familiar faces. Some of you I know as lecturers from my time here at Stellenbosch, and some of you I know as classmates who are now lecturers, teaching a new generation.
We should be grateful that we are able to gather here tonight during this time of uncertainty and be able to celebrate you this evening.
We have a lot of smart people here tonight who have dressed for the occasion. It reminds me of a quote by Oscar Wilde: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” That’s good to know, especially tonight… Click here to download the full speech