Carole Ngono slides a laminated sheet across her desk. ‘How do you FEEL today?’ it reads — the question posed above 56 cartoon faces expressing emotions in alphabetical order from Afraid to Withdrawn via Blissful and Rejected. The chart is a tool she designed for Valued Citizens, the organisation she founded to instil the values of the Constitution in people to make them responsible, caring. The organisation made the news in 2017 when former higher education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana was sentenced to serve 500 hours of community service with Valued Citizens. He was found guilty on three counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm after assaulting three women at a nightclub in Johannesburg. Manana is now going to schools with Valued Citizens and telling children not to follow in his footsteps. His sentence — of one year’s imprisonment or a R100,000 fine coupled with community service — stirred controversy last November, with many commentators fearing his promise to ...

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