The conference dinner was held at the storied vineyard Solms-Delta. A professor inherited a vineyard, on which several black families worked and lived. He mortgaged his land, and helped the families purchased an adjacent piece of land. They then combined the land and created a big vineyard. With the income, the families are able to send the children to school. Many learned to play music, and there are now dozens of musicians on the land.
Before we had dinner, professor Mark Solms told us his side of the story and introduced one of the bands. Later, we danced to their music. While we were dining, drinking and dancing, the world’s problems seemed far away.
It is a heart-warming story of reconciliation.