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Oprah in SA for first graduation

2012-01-13 16:44
 
Henley on Klip, Gauteng - Oprah Winfrey is set to attend the first graduation of high school seniors at her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa over the weekend.

Less than a year after she ended The Oprah Winfrey Show in May after 25 years on air, Winfrey launched the once a week Oprah's Next Chapter in January on her fledgling cable TV channel OWN.

Winfrey, who spent millions on the sprawling campus near Johannesburg on the school for girls from disadvantaged background, believes her new show could be a springboard for philanthropy.

100% pass rate

"It's very hard to see need, and to feel it in the essence of your own humanity and not do something about it. I used to say this to people watching my show, 'Now that you have seen it, you can't pretend that you didn't see it'."

Winfrey, who has met anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela several times during visits to South Africa, said she would like to visit the former president during this trip.

Mandela, 93, and often called by his clan name Madiba, has had few visitors since he suffered a respiratory ailment last year that sent him to hospital.

"I try to see Madiba each time I come. If he is able to see me, yes, I will (see him)," Winfrey said.

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Class of 2011 achieved a 100% pass rate with 188 distinctions among them in the National Senior Certificate exam.

- Reuters

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