Chris Lubbe - Motivational Speaker
St Peter’s welcomed motivational speaker and ex-bodyguard to Nelson Mandela, Mr Chris Lubbe to speak with our year 9 and year 11 students.
Chris’s life began in the rural surroundings of Port St Johns, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. At High School, he discovered he had a gift for speaking and led students in protest against the unjust system of ‘apartheid’. This action was to set him on a collision course with the ‘apartheid’ regime, so he has spent the rest of his life involved in the relentless struggle against discrimination.
His purpose is to inspire positive change and to help others discover their own purpose. He believes that each of us has an in-built ability to make a positive contribution to the world.
He had the honour of working with some of the greatest world leaders including Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, FW De Klerk and Colin La Foy.
He shared his story and the unique story of South Africa’s’ transition from ‘apartheid’ to a democracy with our Year 9 and Year 11 students. It’s a story of determination and resilience which is a tribute to the thousands of South Africans who have given their lives in the pursuit of freedom. The key themes from his message were determination, courage, perseverance, persistence and the power of forgiveness.