Neville Alexander was the founder of the Project for Alternative Education (PRAESA) in South Africa. He was a visionary scholar and activist, and his fight for South African democracy became a call for multilingual education in post-apartheid South Africa. He believed that freedom is not simply about political change, but about cultural acceptance and cultural understanding through language.
Language, Neville explained, underscores freedom and human dignity. It would be the cultural capital that supports generations of new South Africans, allowing them to be heard and recognised in the language they know best. And that is the legacy he left behind.
Lyrics by Emile YX? and Blaq Pearl, pictures by Neville's friends and family and compiled by Heal The Hood Project.