Racism and intolerance, the abuse of women and girls and the absence of common decency are markers of a society that has strayed from its founding values.
Government has condemned the racist comments made by businessman Adam Catzavelos in a video that went viral on social media this week.
As the country commemorates Human Rights Day, Brand South Africa has called on South Africans to not forget the price that was paid for the liberation of the country.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is due to visit the school on Monday to address the controversy as more than 4500 people signed a petition calling for his intervention.
Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Youth Development and Administration, Buti Manamela, has encouraged the youth to be leaders who make positive changes in society.