It’s been a long walk for humanity with so many advancements through the centuries and so many people who have contributed to these advancements. The best bet is to honour these people, of course. And Google has been doing just that with its Doodles.
The search engine did just that recently with its doodle honouring Fatima Meer, a South African writer, anti-apartheid activist, artist and scholar who would have been 95 on August 12 – today.
She was born in Durban, South Africa, and was sucked into a life of activism from high school. From then until her death in 2010, she was a fierce voice in the advocacy against apartheid rule in South Africa.
The news of her being honoured with a doodle has been greeted with praise by her compatriots, who believe she deserves the honour and more. She’s one of a couple of South Africans honoured with a doodle. More might follow.