South Africa & Nelson Mandela

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 — 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. 5.0/5

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Our thoughts go out to the millions Ahmed Kathrada touched in a tireless campaign for equality in South Africa. https:/…
Ahmed Kathrada, Nelson Mandela's trusted ally who helped overturn apartheid in South Africa, dies at 87
(1994) South Africa emerged from aparted regime with Nelson Mandela as its president. GATT treaty signed to create…
Nelson Mandela spent 27 years wrongfully imprisoned before God made him the President of South Africa.
The only president South Africa had after Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela was not only a civil rights activist and president of South Africa, he was also a writer. He wrote "Long Wa…
Nelson Mandela was a Former President of South Africa. Considered a leader for providing civil rights.
We have launched the new Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital oncology unit to care for children across South Africa https:/…
5th August 1962 – Apartheid in South Africa: Nelson Mandela is jailed. He would not be released until 1990.
Me: Who's the president of South Africa?. Matthew: Nelson Mandela. Wait I think he's dead... Me: I missed you
South Africa has already produced. I can name them Lucky Dube, Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko. Chris Hani was...
A tribute to Nelson Mandela by deputy president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa - https:/…
South Africa, Venda artist Noria Mabasa with her work 'Peace and Democracy' (Nelson Mandela) (2004)
Fidel Castro meeting Nelson Mandela in 1963. Castro imposed sanctions on South Africa helping to end apartheid. htt…
so they write "LGBT" instead, just like sometimes they callEd Nelson Mandela the "First African-American president of South Africa"
Reminder of what Trump said about South Africa, just nine days after the death of Nelson Mandela:.
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Liverpool manager Roy Evans meets Nelson Mandela at Ellis Park during the English sides tour to South Africa in 1994
The biggest national security & Economic challenge in South Africa was what will happen if Nelson Mandela died in prison. Ditto Nmandi Kanu
Sr. Assoc. Dir Lukman stopped to take a picture at the Nelson Mandela Bridge in sunny Johannesburg, South Africa!…
Watch: uTata Nelson Mandela asking Cuban leader Fidel Castro when he will be visiting South Africa.
2018 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship has been awarded to Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.
'"It always seems impossible until it is done”. ~Nelson Mandela. Former President of South Africa
Nelson Mandela was in prison & South Africa was under apartheid while white monopoly capital were speaking money.
Nelson Mandela. - Black Nationalist. - First black President of South Africa
Anytime I see anything about South Africa, I think of Nelson Mandela. And ironically, Reeva Steenkamp.
Today we remember and honor the birthdate of the first Black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. http…
18th July 1918 (98 years). Nelson Mandela is born in Mvezo, South Africa.
Met Ndileka Mandela Granddaughter of Great Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg during my recent South Africa visit. https:/…
Nelson Mandela—South Africa's first black president—was born 1918
Happy Birthday to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, anti-apartheid revolutionary and Former President of South Africa
is in South Africa & visited the Nelson Mandela Centre for Memory on Monday.
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Drake today at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa.
On 12.06.1964, Nelson Mandela, Former leader of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa was jailed for life for sabotage.
Nelson Mandela is of AGE before he became president of South Africa. But GOD supported him and he has success in leading the South African
17 YEARS AGO.. Nelson Mandela attends his last cabinet sitting as President of South Africa
On this day, 15 May 2004 Nelson Mandela witnessed South Africa getting the right to host the FIFA 2010 World Cup
Nelson Mandela inaugurated as president of South Africa.
in 1994, Nelson became South Africa's first black president and remains a global icon of h…
1994: Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first ever black president.
1994: Nelson Mandela is sworn in as President of South Africa
1994,Nelson Mandela was inaugurated South Africa 1st black president
1994: Nelson Mandela becomes the first post-apartheid president of South Africa.
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president! My mans!
On this date May 10th 1994, in 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first black President of South Africa.
10th May 1994 (22 years). Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is sworn in as the first black president of South Africa.
"I don't know, I can dress up like Harriet Tubman." -you mean Nelson Mandela bud? Our project is on South Africa...
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Seems like South Africa and Nelson Mandela made it into the Olympic Museum :)
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as president of South Africa, today in 1994.
Feb 11 1990- Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a…
Nelson Mandela, then-president of South Africa, with Bridgewater-at-Oxford student Greg Carlo at Wadham,1997
Rock Calendar 3-26-85:South Africa radio bans Stevie Wonder's records after he dedicates the Oscar he won the night before to Nelson Mandela
The comedian is running more than 700 miles across South Africa to honor Nelson Mandela.
But we must be honest, the moment Nelson Mandela was sworn in as the state president in 1994, South Africa was captured by monopoly capital
Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa at the age of 75. Telling me he did no good? You are a fool.
After refusing to divest from apartheid South Africa like everyone else,put up a Nelson Mandela memorial on campus a few years ago
26 years ago today, Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa.
Maggie Thatcher publicly stating that those who thought that the ANC and Nelson Mandela would become the government of South Africa
in 1952, Nelson Mandela, along with Oliver Tambo, opened up South Africa's first black run law firm!
Ian Berry Supporters awaiting the arrival of Nelson Mandela in a Natal township. South Africa, 1994
"When DASH gave me a key to my own apartment I felt like Nelson Mandela in South Africa -free!” Support
South Africa's divisive president criticises Nelson Mandela, by
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This was planted for Nelson Mandela when he became President of South Africa in 1994.
QUOTE OF THE DAY. Today, we take a look at a quote about children by Nelson Mandela, Former President - South Africa http…
5th December 2013 - it was on this day Nelson Mandela, the fighter for South Africa's liberation, died. RIP
"Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, dies aged 95 very sad day
All welcome to attend as we remember Nelson Mandela, Former President of the Republic of South Africa. . *6...
25 years ago today Nelson Mandela made historic visit to Parliament House after release from 27 years in prison in South Africa
Nelson Mandela saved 27 years for fighting for this free South Africa, but Oscar Pistorius saved less than a year for murder.
PM Modi compares Badal with Nelson Mandela. The Govt of South Africa files defamation case agst Modi in International Cou…
the right to dignity and a decent life." ~ Nelson Mandela during the 'Live 8' Concert, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Johannesburg, South Africa,
Among all recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize very few are real things. Fake winners in South Africa are Nelson Mandela and De Klerk.
After his release from prison, Nelson Mandela thanked Idi Amin Dada for the role he played in overthrowing Apartheid in South Africa.
Defend the oppressors? good one. Nelson Mandela decided to become president of South Africa not over throw it.
The appeal court in South Africa has upheld the conviction of a traditional king from Nelson Mandela's Thembu ethnic group.
A terrific unit to use for teaching about apartheid, South Africa, and Nelson Mandela
TIL In 1952, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo set up South Africa's first black-run law fir…
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. Nelson Mandela was what South Africa needed exactly when we needed him. I miss you Madiba!
if you want me to predict the outcome of every match between India & South Africa in the upcoming Mahatma Gandhi-Ne…
Nelson Mandela is convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life in prison and sent to Robben Island in South Africa.
Join us in celebrating African Filmmakers on 26th September 2015 in South Africa at the Nelson Mandela Bay PE
South Africa will need "another Nelson Mandela" and that person will the Gauteng MEC for Education, Mr. Panyaza Lesufi
Today on GJ 86 b: The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela
(Once lauded by Nelson Mandela, former Olympian Josia Thugwane has been forgotten by South Africa)
Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso never stole while they were Heads of State.
Vilakazi Street of SOWETO in South Africa is only place to have housed two Nobel Peace Prize winners in Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.
South Africa's Nelson in critical condition at hospital in Pretoria, president's office says.
Nelson Mandela first met Joshua Nkomo when they were both students in South Africa.
Joshua Nkomo first met Nelson Mandela when they were both students in South Africa.
Nelson Mandela gave an ultimate sacrifice of life for South Africa
Met the Ambassador of South Africa who was in jail for a year with Nelson Mandela, such a knowledgable guy!
so it wasn't Nelson Mandela's charm that got South Africa the 2010 World Cup. Seems a $10-million bribe was paid.
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If Voter ID was good enough for Nelson Mandela in South Africa, it’s good enough for me in North Carolina.
Shame on you South Africa. you such a disgrace in what Nelson Mandela believed in.
South Africa died with Nelson Mandela. Lol! Those people who attack foreigners are ghosts. # xenophobia
Nelson Mandela went to jail not only for freedom in South Africa, but also to enhance humanity amongst the African people
Interesting comment here --->In his quest for peace,Nelson Mandela helped gatekeep apartheid legacies in South Africa
I'm forever thankful that the late Nelson Mandela made peace with everyone after 27 years in Jail. South Africa could be worse.
Nelson Mandela's Noble Savages have just destroyed the Horse Memorial in South Africa.
In 1952 Nelson Mandela opened the first black law partnership in South Africa with friend Oliver Tambo. Ten...
and Nelson Mandela is the new President of South Africa, Steve Biko taking over from Hellen Zille and the new leader of DA...
Mandela and Tambo was the name of the law firm run by Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo in South Africa.
VIDEO: A look at Nelson Mandela's memoir: A posthumous memoir by Nelson Mandela about his time as South Africa's first post-apartheid…
The only popular international prize South Africa has ever won is the Nobel Peace Prize by Nelson Mandela. :D
: this man was intended to become South Africa's first democratic president...not Nelson Mandela...RIP Steve Biko
South Africa' President Jacob Zuma speaking live on the death of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo co-founded South Africa's 1st black law firm, Mandela & Tambo, which defended people affected by apartheid.
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Fact:In 1952 Nelson Mandela, along with lawyer Oliver Tambo, started the first black law firm in South Africa"
in So the United Nations in South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation are...
PHOTO: Statue of Nelson Mandela overlooking Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. Madiba!
Her extended family in South Africa were African National Congress supporters — the party of Nelson Mandela. They...
The great man himself, Nelson Mandela. I really, REALLY love South Africa ❤️ @ Nelson Mandela Square
Nelson Mandela. I was in South Africa in the 90's (post apartheid). In grateful awe of his impact on the world. Rest in love, brother.
The Specials' "Nelson Mandela" (produced by Elvis Costello) taught my *** more about South Africa than school ever did.
1952 :: Nelson Mandela ( back row ) in United Front of Africans and Indians against Apartheid in South Africa http:/…
Nelson Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and died December 5, 2013.
24 years ago today, Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa.
"At 5, Mozart was already competent on keyboard &Violin,@ 76 Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa" Peace.
South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
"It always . seems . impossible . until it's done.". Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). the first president of. South Africa
Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison, was elected president of South Africa a year after his release, and won the Nobel Peace Prize.
February 2nd, 1990: President De Klerk announces the end of apartheid in South Africa + the release of Nelson Mandela htt…
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I am an African, I may not be in the class of Thabo Mbeki , Col Mohmmar Gaddafi of blessed memory,President Robert Mugabe, Kenneth Kaunda , Nelson Mandela, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Dr Kwame Nkrumah but in my little way if judge I will be standing in their line of achievement if and when the mother Africa deems necessary. South Africa, be it as it is an anti African nation. The immigration law are anti Africa, it is painful, annoying and an eye sore to find out that you are a foreigner in your own continent. The new Migration law be it as it were is favouring European and Asian countries than Africa, We have been termed undesirable element in our continent, in a country that depended more on African during its struggle, in a country that most of their struggle icon ran to for safety and support. Africa the continent that stood tall and protested what was happening in South Africa has been a living *** They are tightening their immigration law which of course is not bad but to the detriment of a continent that .. ...
David Reasons is the only man to stop the assasination of Nelson Mandela. . - Dominance: South Africa by John Whitaker. P…
Those talking about Buhari's age must remember that Nelson Mandela was 75 when he became President of South Africa.
Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on the Occasion of the 103rd Anniversary of the ANC 8 January 2015, Cape Town, Western Cape Comrades, Compatriots and Friends, We are celebrating 103 years of the existence of the African National Congress. We are the ANC of John Langalibalele Dube, Sefako Makgatho, Zac Mahabane, Josiah Gumede, Pixley ka Isaka Seme, AB Xuma, JS Moroka, Nkosi Albert Luthuli, OR Tambo, Nelson Mandela, AB Xuma, Yusuf Dadoo, Billy Nair, Brian Bunting, Albertina Sisulu, Reg September, Francis Baard, Johnnie Issel and many others. We are the descendants of many warriors who fought against colonialism such as Autshumato, King Hintsa, King Makhado, King Cetshwayo, King Sekhukhune, King Moshoeshoe, Adam Kok I and Nkosi Bhambatha. These are some of the Giants, upon whose shoulders we stand one hundred and three years after the ANC was founded. The vision of the founding mothers and fathers of our movement was confirmed by the people of South Africa, who ...
The story behind David Goldblatt’s striking portrait of Nelson Mandela before he became President of South Africa:
Leadership in South Africa in the age of neo-colonialism The death of Nelson Mandela has rightly been described as signalling the end of an era, the era of nationalism which had dominated South African politics for more than 100 years. Afrikaner nationalism had died a painless death in its sleep sometime in the 1990s, about the time African nationalism seemed at last to have triumphed. But alas this triumph turned out to be short lived. A key ambition of African nationalism besides universal suffrage, according to Mandela, was the creation of an African capitalist class. Explaining the nationalisation clause of the Freedom Charter in 1956 Mandela wrote: "It is true that in demanding the nationalisation of the banks, the gold mines and the land the Charter strikes a fatal blow at the financial and gold-mining monopolies and farming interests that have for centuries plundered the country and condemned its people to servitude. But such a step is absolutely imperative and necessary because the realisation of ...
Tata Nelson Mandela he was a human being like everybody who is living in this world nothing was special about him. He was a cruel man who forgive white people but he didn't forgive his wife mama Mandela who was always there for him when he was in jail. Oliver Tambo was superior in intelligence but the ANC doesn't recognize him as a hero only Mandela because they have benefited a lot in his name. The ANC has steal DA policy of National Development Plan advocating capitalism. They deploy their concubines on high profile jobs hence qualified people are unemployed. Professor Jacob Zuma colonize our country to China since South Africa has been doing business with China has never create even a single job. Chinese are occupying the land in South Africa and doing business paying South Afrcans slave salaries. We are still underdog in our land remain landless that is our good story to tell. Stephen Biko didn't die a nature and he will never rest in peace a till this country renamed AZANIA. Regarding th Son of AZAN ...
NIGERIA 2015 It's no news that Nigeria's presidential election contest is between 2 major players; the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and Rtd. Gen. General Muhammadu Buhari 2015 Support Group Centre, that seems to be the choices we are currently presented with. Then, there comes the issues around these individual's educational certificates. MY QUESTION: For what use will a certificate save Nigeria's current situation? More so, when the one with a PhD has demonstrated extensively that leadership has got nothing with educational certificates. MY OPINION: If Nigeria had worked as it should, Buhari would not have emerged at this point in our history. Now possibly we need this interjection to reorder this great country's destiny. Looking at two past great presidents makes me more hopeful: Ronald Reagan was 70 years old when he was sworn in as US president and he made history. Nelson Mandela was 80 years old when he became South Africa's president and he made history. If God will use Buhari to reshape Ni ...
Osinbajo: A Game Changer Of Nigerian Politics? History of great nations, great men and women are filled with salient events that change the present and shape the future in unprecedented manner. Like Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of United States of America, Winston Churchill of Britain and Nelson Mandela of South Africa, the emergence of Professor Yemi Osinbajo as the vice presidential candidate to the All Progressives Congress ( APC) has not only caused panic in the nation’s political quarters but has also triggered immediate return of other contenders to the drawing board on how to curtail the growing support base for APC. The strength of Osinbajo from the South-West zone of the country, now the ‘new’ kid on the country’s political block, suddenly became manifest to many who felt he stood no chance against heavy weights like Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi , Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lago ...
Faith and Forgiveness (My brother Douglas gave the ff. statement to family and friends on Christmas Day, 2014 at the Digos City Jail. I am trying to reproduce it as closely as I can) A while ago Mrs. Chiu asked me, "Why does God allow that the real killers remain free while those who have not committed a crime are in jail?” I find the answer in the book,”The Mystery of God’s Will” by Charles R. Swindoll”, a gift from Congresswoman Belma Cabilao who visited me in the hospital. I am in jail because it is part of God’s grand design for my life. Before God created me, He already knew what would happen to me. Being jailed for a crime I did not commit is inevitable because God planned it that way. How do I know that it is God’s will? It is through FAITH. I also draw inspiration from the life of Nelson Mandela who was incarcerated for almost 30 years. Mandela forgave all his jailers including his archenemy, De Clerc. His act of forgiveness led to the unification of South Africa. I now forgive the . ...
Ok seriously you don't win an election by running down someone or bringing thier past to the fore. Excuse me! It's possible "old thing may have passed away." Can we just focus the campaign by telling us what you will do. Am really sick of the whole name calling. crap! First of all if any man is going to "Islamize" Nigeria he has to pass through the National Assembly which is ruled by a Christian, besides God is not sleeping; one man attempted it before and we know where He ended up. Mandela became president of South Africa @ 76 and went ahead to set the road map for the South Africa we all envy today. Now tell how many 'younger' presidents have done better than Nelson Mandela of blessed memory? I really don't care much about who become the president like I care about what He intends to do as the president. Can our social media campaigners focus on the "Unique Selling Proposition" of their candidate with a laid down road map of where he intends to lead Nigeria to as President and stop this whole "Bad Ima . ...
Yes my question is, where would South Africa be, had Mandela opted for the honourable route as a true representative of the people would have done, and not signed a deal with the devil for his own personal gain, pulling a Judas Iscariot on us? In the 1ST PICTURE, Nelson Mandela is pictured with Margaret Thatcher; at one point the most powerful woman in world politics. She was powerful simply because she was at the forefront of British Imperialism as Prime Minister, and she did serve with distinction to her masters. In 1987 Margaret Thatcher uttered these words: “The ANC is a typical terrorist organisation; anyone who thinks that the ANC is going to run the government in South Africa is living in cloud cuckoo-land.” If you don’t understand the involvement of Britain in South Africa, you would think that she was being defamatory; but Margaret Thatcher knew exactly what she was talking about, she understood what was going to happen. The ANC doesn’t govern South Africa; they are the faces of imperiali ...
Umkhonto we Sizwe - timeline(Taken from ANC website) 1961, December 16: The formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe by the ANC, SACP and fraternal organisations is announced by a series of bomb blasts against apartheid structures in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban. 1962, January: Nelson Mandela leaves South Africa for military training. 1963, October to June: The Rivonia trail, which results in MK high command members Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Dennis Goldberg, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Andrew Mlangeni and Elias Motsoaledi`s being sentenced to life imprisonment. The charge sheet at the trail lists 193 acts of sabotage. 1964, November 6: Vuyisile Mini, Wilton Khayingo and Zizakile Mkhaba, three prominent Trade Unionists from Port Elizabeth, are sent to the gallows for MK activities. 1967, July 30-3: The "Luthuli Detachment" comprising ANC and ZAPU guerrillas crosses the Zambezi river into the then Rhodesia and engages joint Smith-Vorster troops at the start of the Wankie and Sipolio b ...
Kwame Nkrumah came a polictical prisoner came out of prison n was president of Ghana, Nelson Mandela came out of prisonN WAS A president of South Africa, Dr Obansanjo was bailed from prison yet he became president of Nigeria, J J Rawling was thrown into prison when he came out he was prison of Ghana, Dr Tia Sugri son stole in Cuba yet he is an MP of Ghana. Chaly de prison de produce high class professionals, am off to NSAWAM hop to see u there.
Today in history 14 December, 1990 The African National Congress (ANC) held its first Consultative Conference in South Africa after thirty-one years from 14-16 December 1990. It was considered by the ANC as ranking in importance with such historic moments as the Congress of the People convened in June 1955; the Defiance Campaigns of 1952 and 1989; the launching of the United Democratic Front in 1983; and the release of Nelson Mandela on 11 February 1990.
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OBASANJO AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DESTRUCTION INSTEAD OF NATION BUILDING : Great leaders write on issues and ideas that move nations forward and advance the course of human development. Obafemi Awolowo and Nnamdi Azikiwe of Nigeria, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Lee Kwan Yu wrote of Singapore, Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Ghandi of India, Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama of the United States, Winston Churchill and Tony Blair of the United Kingdom, etc, have all penned great works that have become inseparable companions of scholars, political leaders, policy makers, successful businessmen, senior government administrstors, military strategists and historians around the world. Our own supposed leader, Gen (rtd) Olusegun Obasanjo, at a critical time in our nation's history, when we are confronted by an unstable political system, a yet-to-be-defined economy and serious security issues that threaten our collective existence, has found the time to only write about mundane issues as who pleaded to marry his daughter, and how ...
How can I, young as I am and a true African patriot, a citizen of a beloved country like Azania (South Africa) – our only hope on the African continent and a country that has the potential to greatly contribute to the economic growth of Africa – support a government designed solely for self-centered individuals and not for all the people? We are exploited and misused by the same people who promised us a better life for all. It is sad to use the names and ideas of Steve Bantu Biko, Nelson Mandela, Albert Luthuli, Soll Plaatjie, Robert Sobukwe, Chris Hani, Sabelo Phama, Oliver Tambo, Steve Tshwete, Joe Slovo, Solomon Mahlangu, Tsietsi Mashinini, Onkgopotse Tiro, Vuyelwa Mashalaba, Lillian Ngoyi, Mama Tambo, Mama Sisulu, and many more unsung brave men and women and other liberation martyrs for personal ambitions, gains and so forth, while the world once they belong to has not changed much, especially in this country. People are still poor and it is worsening, yet passing of our struggle martyrs left void ...
10 December 2014 Just a mere 18 years later, South Africa has forgotten the signing into a Supreme Law, of its first democratic and world revered constitution. The National Broadcaster is currently having a TNA Breakfast marking the end of 16 Days of what what... with a mention of this day being the International Human Rights Day... Is this deliberate or just how insignificant this book signed by Nelson Mandela is to this nation?
Nelson Mandela: The Symbol of Resistance Soon after Nelson Mandela and others were charged in the Rivonia Trial in October 1963, we secured, as noted elsewhere, a General Assembly resolution calling for the abandonment of the trial and the unconditional release of all political prisoners in South Africa (with only South Africa voting against). For many months, the campaign against the Rivonia Trial was the main preoccupation of the Special Committee against Apartheid and of the anti-apartheid movement, especially in Britain. On April 21, 1964, Nelson Mandela, accused no1, made his historic statement from the dock. Mary Benson sent me the text of the statement and I arranged to have it published as a document of the Special Committee in its official languages.2 The speech has been reprinted by the United Nations in pamphlets and distributed widely. It was also published by the ANC and other organizations. It had great effect in inspiring people around the world and helping them understand and appreciate th ...
Is Gandhian Mode of Protest (Satyagraha) still relevant? Satyagraha is the method of resistance and mass movement developed by Gandhi during his days in South Africa and later epitomised in India during its freedom struggle against British Empire. Satyagraha was developed as a broad term for techniques of civil disobedience, non cooperation, Hunger Strike and protest. Satyagraha is a portmanteau of the Sanskrit words Satya (meaning "truth") and Agraha ("insistence", or "holding firmly to"). For Gandhi, Satyagraha went far beyond mere "passive resistance" and became strength in practising non-violent methods. Later on Satyagraha went to become the most successful resistance technique and inspired many other great leaders like Martin Luther King Junior, Nelson Mandela and others. Not only it led to freedom of our country but also created a cadre of thousands of activists for whom it became a mode of life and they were there to shape India's future in right form to ensure not just independence but also to th ...
Nelson Mandela honored in South Africa year after death – New York Daily News
VOA60 AFRICA - DECEMBER 05, 2014 VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa. Please click on the link below: Nigeria: Hundreds of thousands flee homes fearing attacks by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria. Mali: New mobile Ebola testing unit opens in capital Bamako. Central African Republic: France begins withdrawing peacekeeping troops as the U.N. ramps up forces, but will keep a presence to support the U.N. South Africa: Events are being held across the country to mark one year since the death of Nelson Mandela. Sudan: Foreign ministers of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger and Tunisia meet in Khartoum, pledge to support U.N.-brokered talks to stop violence in Libya.
Graça Machel - is the only woman in history to have been First Lady of two separate republics, serving as the First Lady of Mozambique from 1975 to 1986 and the First Lady of South Africa from 1998 to 1999. Graça Machel (Portuguese pronunciation), née Graça Simbine, 17 October 1945) is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian. She is the widow of former South African President Nelson Mandela and of Mozambican president Samora Machel. She kept the name Machel to honor her first husband, who led Mozambique to independence from Portugal in 1975 and became its first president. Samora Machel was killed in a plane crash. She is an international advocate for women's and children's rights and in 1997 was made a British dame for her humanitarian work.
Graca Machel, widow to former icon Nelson Mandela has been First Lady for two nations ...Mozambique and South Africa
Soweto owes more for electricity than the rest of South Africa put together. Soweto is home to 1.5 million people who, between them, owe state power utility Eskom R3.6-billion ($327 million) in unpaid electricity bills. Ten years ago Eskom was forced to write off R1.4-billion in debts owed by Sowetans, creating the impression for residents that they can get away with it. "If you remember, when this government entered they said 'Free electricity for all'. Tell me: what does that mean?" asks Madiba, a 57-year-old community activist and member of the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee (SECC). "That's the bed Eskom made and they are starting to sleep in it. I don't know what else you can actually do," said economist Chris Hart at Johannesburg consultancy Investment Solutions. Although Soweto's outstanding debt is dwarfed by the R225-billion revenue shortfall Eskom says it faces over the next 4-5 years, it is important symbolically as the utility battles to raise money for new power stations needed to keep th ...
I see President Higgins in South Africa visiting Robin Island where once dissident Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for thirty years. Would Fine Gael and Labour equally criticise Mr Mandela for standing up against his then government or is their criticism of "dissents" confined to decent Irish people who are too objecting to what's going on in their country - under what they perceive to be a very wrong government? Before Fine Gael and Labour use the term "dissent" again, they should remember that the founders so our state were so called too! Convenient blindness when it only suits them in PR spin?
Nelson Mandela shared the following link and had this to say about it: "Let us remind ourselves that it is ordinary people – men and women, boys and girls – that make the world a special place" ~ Nelson Mandela during the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund Annual Children's Celebration and the Southern African Youth in Parliament Forum, French School, Lycée Francais Jules Verne, Johannesburg, South Africa, 9 July 200...
Famous Quotes and Sayings on Children:1."Adults are just outdated children" – Dr. Suess, American writer2."All Children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up" – PabloPicasso, Spanish painter3."Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory of our children." – Charles R. Swindoll, author, educator and preacher.4."There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats itschildren." -- Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa. 5."It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth." – Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist and philosopher6."Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're alreadyasleep." – H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American author7."I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can livein peace." – Thomas Paine, English and American political activist8."Make it a rule n ...
Fans try out their Vuvuzelas on Johannesburg's Nelson Mandela Square just before FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa kicks off.
After much promptings and in spite of stallings, South Africa's then President Nelson Mandela is finallyable to get ailing Zairean president Mobutu Sese Seko and rebel leader Laurent Kabila to the negotiating table on board the South Africa Navy vessel SAS Oueteniqua on May, 9, 1997. This was to be Kabila's first face to face meeting with Mobutu since the rebel insurgency in Zaire and the rebels were even reported to be closing in on Zaire's capital city Kinshasha at the time. Kabila had been worried about his own personal safety and hesitated many times on honouring this meeting until some angry promptings from Mandela finally convinced him. The talks however failed to produce a ceasefire agreement and neither would the headstrong Mobutu agree to resign or go into exile. Fighting was to continue and Mobutu would flee into exile in Morocco where he would finally succumb in hospital to prostate cancer on September 7, 1997. Kabila was to become the leader of the new Democratic Republic of Congo afterwar ...
On a recent trip to South Africa, Pretoria, an interesting site caught my attention and I hope you find this fascinating as much as I did. Firstly, the name of the highway is Voortrekker-which is dutch for "Fore-Movers" (Those who moved first). Secondly, right across the sign with the name of the road is a huge billboard of Nelson Mandela with a quote on freedom. Not directed to South Africans but Palestinians. Thirdly, just some few meters away from the billboard is the Voortrekker Monument. A structure erected by the first Dutch settlers of Tshwane. From there, they fought the Zulu people.
I CAME ACROSS THIS PIECE BUHARI IS INFACT YOUNG AT 72 TO BE NIGERIAN NEXT PRESIDENT General Buhari was born on December 17, 1942. He is 72 years in 2014. He will be 73 in 2015. Still young to be President of Nigeria! This nonsense about age is also faulted on the grounds that good leadership is not necessarily defined by age. It is also not defined by high learning – PhD and all that. Good leadership is innate divine endowment. But it can also be nurtured at times. From my research (ably assisted by my friend, Okoi Obono-Obla) I list some 15 examples of leaders, both in Africa and abroad who are older – some much older-than General Buhari. Let me start with our neighbour, Liberia, with its great lady president:Presi dent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President 2006 at age 70. She was 75 in 2011. She will remain president till 2016. She will be 80 years then. President Jacob Zuma, South Africa is 72 years old. He will be president till 2019 at 77 years. Nelson Mandela, born July 18, 1918. President of South A ...
South African Tourism has launched a Mahatma Gandhi inspired tourist attractions in Johannesburg The Gandhi Inspired tourist attractions identifies a number of places that were seminal in Gandhi’s life in South Africa. Identifying these places enables people from all over the world to come and walk in his footsteps, and experience the places where Gandhi made history in South Africa. South African Tourism has included 13 attractions accessible to tourists and to the global travel trade who sell South Africa packages. Hanneli Slabber, country manager, South African Tourism– India, said, "We believe the attractions will be very informative to both South African and international visitors and will resonate particularly with those who wish to learn more about Gandhi's South African experience. This will not only tells its own compelling story, but can also be integrated into a wider visitor experience by highlighting places where Gandhi created history – Constitution Hill and Johannesburg's Old Fort Pr ...
The Only African to ever speak at the World Bank on invitation is coming to Kenya! He is the man Nelson Mandela referred to as a “true reflection of the South Africa for which we fought” and the youngest member on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. This guys now comfortably takes up his executive position in the South Africa's Dragon’s Den ( Shark tank's version), and controls 4.32 Billion Rands, about 34.9 Billion KES Australian Prime Minister John Howard referred to him as the "Rock Star of Public Speaking" and trust he is one. Vusi Thembekwayo is mesmerizing in his incredible delivery of his astonishing business talks, he is an inspiration to young emerging executives that have the potential of being so much more. If there was ever a disciple of hope, and evangelist for success and a propagator of the myth that everyone can be anything they put their mind to, Vusi is your man. So imagine Vusi plus 11 other respectable speakers on same boot camp: This will be a powercamp! Register |www.erickinoti. . ...
Monday I dreamt of Oliver Tambo this morning Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki , morning South Africa
Barack Obama has categorically and emphatically stated to the African continent, when elected as U.S president that; ''i'll invite only two personality whom i trusted and honour in Africa to attend my presidential oath taking, whom are Gen. Muhammadu Buhari from Nigeria and Nelson Mandela from South Africa.''.fellow Nigerians, if Obama has clearly stated to the world that, he honor and trusted Buhari, then please, why are we hesitating in supporting Buhari to be the nigerian PRESIDENT? Why shouldn't we reason with his reputations? Let keep sentiment aside, because he's not sentimental in any form, be it religious, ethnicity, selfish interest etc. Lets wake up and see the reality. PDP is the only party shaping him 'BLACK' and demeaning his status, while deceiving we nigerians to hate him and vote him out!!!
Robben Island in South Africa is notorious as the site where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison, but now the...
Benjamin PogrundBenjamin Pogrund was brought up in Cape Town. He began a career as a journalist in 1958, writing for the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg, where he eventually became deputy-editor. The Rand Daily Mail was the only newspaper in South Africa at that time to report on events in black South Africa townships. In the course of his work he came to know the major players in the Apartheid struggle and gained the respect and confidence of leaders such as Nelson Mandela.[1]Pogrund was a reporter at the Sharpeville massacre on 21 March 1960. He was author of a 1965 series on beating and torture of black inmates and maltreatment of white political priosners. During his career reporting on Apartheid in South Africa he was put on trial several times, put in prison once, had his passport revoked and was investigated as a threat to the state by security police".When the Rand Daily Mail ceased publication in 1985, Pogrund left for London in 1986. There he was chief foreign sub-editor of The Independent, ...
Great Leaders who are traders in hope are remembered by everyone People follow you when you give them hope. Many great leaders did not give them money or expensive cars or materials but people remember them for giving them hope. Their legacy is forever remembered because of what they have done to give hope and add value to humanity. Mahatma Ghandi (lawyer) of India gave hope to hopeless Indians when he led Indians who were oppressed and ruled by the Imperial British Monarch. Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr (Baptist Pastor) gave hope to the African Americans and helped end racial oppression and discrimination/segregation by the whites and help unite the blacks and white. Mother Theresa (Catholic nun) who gave hope to the poor and neglected people of India and other countries. Nelson Mandela who ended the apartied rule by the whites’ minority and teach the meaning of forgiveness to the world. Each one of those great leaders gave hope to the hopeless and add value to humanity. But Jesus Christ came to give the ...
Paul Trewhela says the murderous Zanu-PF leader is "no hero of African liberation" Cheering for Mugabe at the tribute to Mandela South Africans need to think about Gukurahundi, what it means for South Africa - and what it means, when it means so little. Robert Mugabe received loud cheers when he appeared at the memorial tribute to Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Soweto on Tuesday 10 December. Similarly, Andile Mngxitama - who spoke on the BBC television programme, Question Time, two days later in a debate staged in Johannesburg, wearing the red beret of Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters - published an article in the Sunday Independent on 2 June this year under the title, "Mugabe hero of African liberation." According to Mngxitama's opening sentence, "President Robert Mugabe is the greatest black statesman alive today in Africa." The question is: What does it mean, when South Africans celebrate Robert Mugabe? There is no question that Mugabe ordered the mass murder of more than 20,000 isiNdebele-s ...
Nelson Mandela frequently declared that "Palestine was the greatest moral issue of our time". After we toppled the Apartheid regime in 1994, he went further, saying "We South Africans cannot consider ourselves free until the Palestinian People are free". Millions of us in South Africa collectively recoiled from Israel's gruesome assault on the people of Gaza during those 51 nightmarish days of "Operation Protective Edge" and the attendant ongoing cruelty in the West Bank. As the dust settled, we were left shocked beyond belief as we witnessed a community of 1.8 million in ruins; Khozaa, Shujaiyya, Beit Hanoun, with entire families and neighbourhoods, gone. According to the United Nations, 2,131 Palestinians were killed during Israel's offensive. Of those 501 were children, with 70 percent under 12. The Ministry of Health in Gaza recorded 10,918 people injured including 3,312 children and 2,120 women. According to the United Nations, 244 schools were shelled and one used as a military base by Israeli soldi ...
Forward this to everyone for CHANGE " If the ANC does to you what the apartheid government did to you, then you must do to the ANC what you did to the apartheid government " - Nelson Mandela speaking to South Africa's Trade Union Congress in July 1993
On 4 October Soweto will be marching for Rhinos, Elephants & Lions. Soweto, for those not familiar with South Africa, is an acronym for South Western Townships and is in the south of Johannesburg with a population of around 1.3 million. It was the site of the famous June 16 student uprising in 1976 and has a rich political and cultural history. At the Global Lion March in Johannesburg in March we had a contingent of 65 dancers/singers from Soweto, led by the energetic Fats Maluleka, and they provided unbelievable energy that drove the marchers on – actually way past the end of the route! These performers were so passionate about doing right by the lions and spoke from the heart when interviewed. We are having many of them back with us at the Johannesburg march on 4 October and some will become part of the Soweto march on the same day. The Soweto march is being led by Tebogo Boikanyo, a young dance performer, who really wants to make a difference for all animals. The march was initiated by Linda Park and ...
Loved the book Good Morning Mr Mandela by Zelda la Grange. Zelda la Grange grew up in South Africa as a white Afrikaner who supported the rules of segregation. Yet just a few years after the end of Apartheid she would become a most trusted assistant to Nelson Mandela, growing to respect and cherish the man she had been taught was the enemy. Good Morning, Mr Mandela tells the extraordinary story of how a young woman had her life, beliefs, prejudices and everything she once believed in utterly transformed by the greatest man of her time. It is the incredible journey of an awkward, terrified young typist in her twenties later chosen to become the President's most loyal and devoted servants, spending most of her adult working life travelling with, supporting and caring for the man she would come to call 'Khulu', or 'grandfather'. Here Zelda pays tribute to Nelson Mandela as she knew him, a teacher who gave her the most valuable lessons of her life. A man who refused to defined by his past, who forgave and res ...
Stephen Bantu Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977)[3] was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement which would empower and mobilize much of the urban black population. Since his death in police custody, he has been called a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement.[4] While living, his writings and activism attempted to empower black people, and he was famous for his slogan "black is beautiful", which he described as meaning: "man, you are okay as you are, begin to look upon yourself as a human being".[5] Even though Biko was never a member of African National Congress (ANC), ANC has included him in the pantheon of struggle heroes, going as far as using his image for campaign posters in South Africa's first non-racial elections in 1994.[6] Nelson Mandela said of Biko: "They had to kill him to prolong the life of apartheid." Biko was a Xhosa. In addition to Xhosa, he spoke fluent English and fairly fluent Af ...
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"Who's Nelson Mandela?". Me:"Former President of South Africa. : "I thought Obama was the first black president?" 😂😂
"Where is courage? The character to proceed even in spite of fear. I think we will all do well to remember that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King led from the front in the civil rights movement in the US, so did Nelson Mandela in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, so did Lee Kuan Yew in the agitation for Singapore‘s independence. Barack Obama has been to the war fronts in countries where American troops (young men and women) are put in harm’s way, to inspire them. As racially divided as America was in the days of Martin Luther King, he did not seek to divide the country and impose black rule over white. He dreamt and worked hard to unify divided people. Nelson Mandela sacrificed personal liberty for the emancipation of his people and surrendered presidential power for a higher power – a moral authority – that made him the father of a continent and a global leadership reference, when by clinging to power he could not have been more than a president of one of the world’s 196 (One Hund ...
Nelson Mandela Foundation wrote: "It is the task of a new generation to lead and take responsibility; ours has done as well as it could in its time." ~ Nelson Mandela during the launch of the ANC Election Manifesto 2009 and ninety-seventh Anniversary celebrations, Absa Stadium , East London, South Africa, 10 January 2009
1990 Town Hall Meeting with Nelson Mandela of South Africa. This meeting, held in New York and chaired by Ted Koppel of ABC Networks, formed part Nelson ...
At Anglo-French conference Lord Salisbury once joked after dinner “We have been engaged in drawing lines upon maps where no white mans foot ever trod: we have been giving away mountains and rivers and lakes to each other, only hindered by the small impediment that we never knew exactly where the mountains and rivers and lakes were" This nonsensical act of imperialists which happened in late eighteenth century has resulted in Africa having 14 landlocked African countries. Take Lesotho for instance it is forced to rely on South Africa for both its economic activities and security, her economic policies will not be sufficient if they do not speak to the character of relations it has with South Africa. These arbitrary boarders created unimaginable problems for post-colonial governments. When these boarders were drawn colonizers obsessions were to reach a compromise among themselves on looting and plundering the continent, they were motivated by their economic interest as opposed to what Africa needs. The in ...
Her Excellency, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, will present the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 9 August, 2014. This event marks the 52nd anniversary of Mr Mandela’s capture on 5 August 1962, a milestone in Mandela’s journey towards the achievement of democratic freedom in South Africa.…
Nelson Mandela's second wife Winne challenges his will, demands house: Nelson Mandela's second wife, Winnie, has launched a legal challenge to the will of the late anti-apartheid leader, the latest sign of feuding and bad blood in South Africa's first family. In a letter sent by her lawyer to the executors of Mandela's estate, Madikizela-Mandela argued that her children should be in charge of Mandela's ancestral home at Qunu in the Eastern Cape, where he was buried in December. Madikizela-Mandela, a firebrand anti-apartheid activist who got divorced from Mandela in 1996 after it emerged she had cheated on him during his 27 years in prison, said she had bought the Qunu property in 1989 while Mandela was still behind bars, giving her ownership rights under traditional law. Madikizela-Mandela was left nothing from Mandela's $4.1 million estate, which was divided between his family, the ruling African National Congress party, former staff and several schools. Each of his six children and some of his 17 grandc ...
Today's speech from Steve Farrell, worldwide coordinating director, Humanity's Team ~ with other pictures from the day's events. To Graca Machel, to Ms. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, to Mr. Mandela’s children, his grand-children, his great grand-children and the entire family; to Mr. Sello Hatang, Executive Director of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, to President Zuma and members of the government; to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, to members of the Humanity’s Team Global Council, distinguished guests, to the people of South Africa –It is a singular honor to be here with you today to present our Humanity’s Team Spiritual Leadership Award to the late Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela embodied all we honor and hold sacred in Humanity’s Team and it is a great privilege that we give our Spiritual Leadership award to him posthumously during today’s ceremony. I’m going to share briefly about Humanity’s Team as we begin because you may not be familiar with us. We are a global grassroots spiritual moveme . ...
The only street in the world to house two Nobel Peace Prizewinners, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is in South Africa
Morgan Freeman: Invictus: What does Nelson Mandela do after becoming president of South Africa? He rejects revenge, f
Michelle has a new book~! with her photography~~ Nelson Mandela is an icon and will go down as one of the greatest men in history. He touched the world with wisdom, forgiveness and love. He continues to inspire those of us who will listen to his words. This book shares his most well known quotes, compiled by Avril Guthrie, as we look at them through the lens of Michelle Wright's camera. They take us on a journey through beautiful South Africa, as they share their love for their country, and the magic of Mandela, with us. As we share this with you, may you be inspired by a life well lived, and changed forever by Madiba's magic, as it touches your life and wakes up that magic and potential in you!
South African GandhIan Nelson Mandela Feature : Mandela Day Dr. P.J. Sudhakar* Nelson Mandela, a true Gandhian adopted democratic methods for achieving Human Rights, freedom and emancipation of Blacks from the South African apartheid regime. As a leader, Nelson Mandela can be compared to radical reformers like Mahatma Gandhi, Garibaldi of Italy and Lenin of Soviet Union who waged life-long struggles for freedom and human dignity. He led the struggle against apartheid- the inhuman practice of racial discrimination followed by rulers in South Africa. Mandela’s relentless crusade fructified in getting equal rights for Black people who were denied the basic rights to equality, freedom, human dignity and right to life. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life in the prisons of oppressive white rulers. Eventually, the Pretoria government had to release him in the autumn of 1990. The Indian Government honored Mandela with Nehru Peace Prize in 1980 and the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna conferred on him i ...
I hatEd Nelson Mandela's policies before he even ruled South Africa. Why should I celebrate him now? I wanted Robert Sobukwe to rule
For this week's Fun Fact Friday, we remember the inspirational Nelson Mandela on International you know that South Africa is home to around 80% of Africa's rhino population?
Check out this video of Miami Heat's Chris Bosh sharing his experience after visiting the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier this week.
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Nelson Mandela tasked the formation of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of South Africa.
In the aftermath of the passing away of one of the world’s greatest statesmen and Nobel laureate, Nelson Mandela, it was most intriguing to read the condolence messages that came out from the leaders of the different countries. This includes of course, our own President’s message.Still, in order to get a sense of the genuineness of these messages, it was necessary to relate what was being said, to who was saying it. Therefore, when Pope Francis, a modest and pro people’s pope stated that Mr Mandela had forged “a new South Africa built on the firm foundations of non-violence, reconciliation and truth”, there was no reason to doubt the sentiment expressed. Similarly, why should one doubt Ban Ki-moon whose message read: “Let us continue each day to be inspired by Nelson Mandela’s lifelong example”. He also described him as “a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration”. Other messages that one would not have difficulty in accepting as genuine were: Angela Merkel of German ...
Busy!busy! VERYYY BUSY season for us at MOWCSE. In July, South Africa celebrates former President Nelson Mandela's birthday. 18 July has been declared Nelson Mandela International Day, but as Meals On Wheels Community Services Estcourt, we embrace the chance to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life for the whole of July. Together with our stakeholders, this gives everyone the opportunity to heed the call to action for people to recognise their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them. In alignment to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, we strongly believe that indeed a global movement for positive change begins with small actions. As each person acts, they fuel momentum toward positive change, raising awareness and expanding the reach of Mr Mandela’s values – fighting injustice, helping people in need and practicing reconciliation. 2014 is particularly symbolic as we work to honour a great South African statesman and make every day a Mandela Day as we mark South Africa’s 20 years ...
Archbishop Desmond Tutu said his glad former President Nelson Mandela and other freedom fighters are not alive to witness the slow pace of transformation in South Africa.
An open letter to Donna Ogunnaike My mind will forever be a faithful Iroko that shields your generosity towards my Life. It was not long I met Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, he changed my Life for better in the world of page poetry (poetry in general), I found myself and created myself like Suli Breaks would say, now I write and paint the hearts of men to leave their den. You came into my Life like a flash of lightening and you established yourself like the foundation of Everest. I met you firstly in my Life in the virtual world, until you became the Judge that sent heavenly condolence into my skull after my loss at the at the last stage. Since then, your remembrance in my spirit has been that of freedom attached to Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Only for me to see you again yesterday at the celebration of the Life of a sage (Wole Soyinka a Life that was Well spent more than the age called Octogenarian. I might be funny but, the purpose of this letter is to regurgitate the swallowed impression I saw on your fa ...
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013 The 1950s The new National Party government was determined to suppress opposition by all available means. To oppose the new legislation, the ANC and other organisations called a “stay-away” - a strike where the workers do not picket or demonstrate, but stay indoors - for 1 May 1950. On May Day during working hours the stay-away was a success, but in the evening the regime’s police started attacking people in the township streets and massacred 18 in Alexandra and the West Rand. The National Party government passed the Suppression of Communism Act and the Communist Party of South Africa was forced to disband. The response of the ANC and its allies was to call another stay-away for June 26th, 1950. This one was an even bigger success, and there was no massacre. The ANC and its allies in the Joint Planning Council then called on the government to repeal the Suppression of Communism Act, the Group Areas Act, the Separate Representation of Voters ...
In the 90s two people mattered in South Africa, Brenda Fassie and Nelson Mandela.
Visiting Soweto,South Africa - Nelson Mandela's homes, and the Apartheid Museum - a day spent to reflect and humbly honor one of greatest men to have ever lived. And to learn about the sacrifices he made to bring freedom to the people of South Africa.
On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia and Sasha meet with Nelson Mandela at this home in South Africa, 2011. htt…
Sachs honoured for contribution to Human Rights 2014-06-21 14:23 Taipei – Judge Albie Sachs was on Saturday awarded the Tang Prize, touted as Asia's version of the Nobel, for his contributions to Human Rights and justice. Sachs, who lost an arm and the sight of one eye in a car-bombing by apartheid forces in Mozambique in 1988 and was later appointed to South Africa's Constitutional Court by former President Nelson Mandela, was recognised "for his many contributions to Human Rights and justice globally”, said the Tang Prize Foundation. In particular, the foundation recognised his efforts "in the realisation of the rule of law in a free and democratic South Africa". He will receive R18m, with about R14m in cash and the remainder in a research grant after winning the inaugural prize in the rule of law category. The 79-year-old, who began practicing law at age 21, often defended people charged under the apartheid regime, and was arrested and subjected to torture as a result. In 1966, he went into exile t ...
1952 :: United Front of Africans and Indians in South Africa against Apartheid ,also seen Nelson Mandela
Has The Western World’s Love Affair With South Africa Ended? Ever since that historic emergence of Nelson Mandela from nearly three decades of incarceration, the peaceful transformation into majority rule and the Truth and Reconciliation Hearings, the world has had a Love Affair with South Africa and its People. Mandela –Mania has continued to this day, being seen as representing forgiveness, reconciliation, lasting peace and National Unity not seen since the formation of the United Nations after 1945. The adoption of an ultra-liberal Constitution, which provided a promise of a just and humane society was further hope that the post-independent dictatorships and demagogues in post colonial Africa, were a thing of the past and that South Africa was the new hope for a continent fraught with conflicts, political instability, poverty and perennial under-development; hence the Love Affair with the Rainbow Nation since 1994. The road ahead still required attestation that this “experiment” would work; th ...
Here is the full speech of the Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema in reply to the State of the Nation Address: Thank you very much Speaker for the opportunity to address Parliament and the people of South Africa: We acknowledge and greet the millions of South African workers, the poor, and downtrodden and dejected masses of our people particularly, the one million plus South Africans who voted for EFF to come to this parliament and represent the agenda of economic freedom in our life time without any fear of contradiction. Our people mandated this movement (the EFF) to come and speak on behalf of the homeless, the landless, domestic workers, security guards, farm workers, cleaners, waiters and waitresses, recipients of social grants, construction workers, the unemployed and poverty stricken masses of our people who are forgotten by the ruling elite which are in bed with the oppressors and the imperialist forces. I thought it was going to be difficult for me to carry this ma ...
Parliamentary address by Mmusi Maimane MP Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance Where are the Jobs Mr President? Note to Editors: This was the speech delivered by the DA Parliamentary Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, during the State of the Nation Address debate in Parliament today. Madam Speaker, Chairperson of the NCOP, It is my most sincere honour to address this House today. I greet the Honourable President, it is good to have you back in good health. I extend greetings to the Honourable Deputy President, Premiers, Ministers and their deputies, Leaders of other opposition parties, Honourable Members of this House, and those who honour us with their presence in the gallery. Honourable Members and Fellow South Africans, I am a son of Soweto. I have grown up to see both the good and the bad of South Africa. I am a child of migrant labourers who moved to Gauteng, to find work in dark days. I am the beneficiary of the freedoms that Nelson Mandela fought for, and the product of a decent education. I am a ...
Home Movies Humor Arts Music Blog Join Contact Contribute ‘John Ruskin: Artist and Observer’ Heading to Edinburgh John Ruskin is celebrated as one of… Netflix Is Changing the Way Television Is Watched Nowadays more and more viewers are tuning… HOME WORLD U.S. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY ENTERTAINMENT SPORTS SCIENCE HEALTH GLV TEAM SUBSCRIBE Breaking News! Politics Political Left Political Right Religion Nevada Las Vegas Frackle TV Land Reform and Redistribution in South Africa Added by Laura Oneale on January 18, 2014. Saved under Laura Oneale, South Africa, World Tags: farming, land distribution, Land Reform Since 1994, under the Nelson Mandela government, Land Reform and redistribution in South Africa remained a serious matter for the government to implement. Twenty years since the African National Congress (ANC) began to govern South Africa, there have been negotiations and plans to redistribute the land and implement reforms for the democratic society. Whenever an election is due, the ruling party and ...
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PETER FROST salutes Mandela and his comrades who were sentenced by the racist apartheid state 50 years ago June 12 1964, half a century ago today, was one of the darkest days in the history of the liberation struggle in South Africa. It seemed like the forces of racism and reaction were about to achieve their final victory. Ten members of the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party had finished an eight-month trial and had been handed down long jail sentences. They were Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Denis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni. Two of the accused, Lionel “Rusty” Bernstein and James Kantor, were acquitted. Those in the dock covered the entire spectrum of what would become the South AfricanRainbow Nation.” Goldberg and Bernstein were white Jews, Kathrada was Indian and Mhlaba, Mbeki and Motsoaledi were black from the Xhosa tribe. Sisulu’s mother was Xhosa and his father was Euro ...
This is for Libtards the lowest form of crepes we have! Of course the mongrel is lower! Barack Hussein Obama has compared him to George Washington. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews heralded him as “perhaps the world’s greatest hero.” The Las Vegas Guardian Express dispensed with the “perhaps,” declaring in headline: “Nelson Mandela World’s Greatest Hero. Others have christened him “the greatest man of the 20th century.” Many revere him as “the savior” of South Africa. What is it about Nelson Mandela the man that justifies this global adoration? To be sure, he is tall, dignified, and statesman-like in appearance, gracious in public speech, and grandfatherly in tone. He does not exude the radical, self-promotional hucksterism of, say, Al Sharpton, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, or the ANC’s current head, Jacob Zuma. And, yes, he served many years in prison, but not merely for opposing injustice and racism, as his legions of hagiographers would have us believe. He was a leader of the African Nat ...
This day is the biggest day in Mzansi this day means a lot to some of us I mean its a day where our fallen Heroes the likes of Nelson Mandela,Walter Sisulu,Elias Motsoaledi,u may also name if u know our own Mzansi History, I THANK THEM! for fighting for Freedom in South Africa may their soul rest in peace and all the other fallen Heroes.
DAILY POST... Rivonia Trial Often referred to as "the trial that changed South Africa,” in October 1963, ten leading opponents of apartheid went on trial for their lives on charges of sabotage. In arguably the most profound moment in the Nelson Mandela made a speech in the dock in which he condemned the very court he was appearing in as illegitimate. He then proceeded to argue that the laws in place were equally draconian and that defiance of these laws was justified. The Rivonia Trial and the arrest of the MK high Command highlight a conundrum faced by those in the liberation struggle: the way that justice was often at odds with legality. Liberation movements, while rejecting the legitimacy of the racial minority state, were forced to deal with the legal system – when activists were apprehended they simply could not disregard it. In the Rivonia Trial, the ‘accused’ addressed this problem by using the courts as a site of struggle. They argued that the law was drawn up without the consent of the ma ...
Today in Black History: 1964 Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly sabotaging South Africa
Next week, we will complete our study of the letter "S" by going on safari in South Africa. While there, we will learn a little bit about Nelson Mandela and the importance of standing up for what you believe in. Our schedule for next week will be as follows: **Monday.Getting Ready for Safari **Tuesday.Welcome to South Africa **Wednesday.Let's Meet Some Animals **Thursday.Safari Scavenger Hunt **Friday.Picture Day!
This weekend kicked off the Juneteenth Celebration at SEIU Local 221! SEIU Local 221 and the AAAC celebrated Juneteenth, which marks a day in 1865 when Union troops marched into Texas after Civil War and emancipated slaves on plantations there. This year, the theme of the Juneteenth Celebration was "The Fight is Worldwide" honoring the life and work of Nelson Mandela. Guest speaker Cheryl Phelps spoke about her work in South Africa and her participation in the elections that resulted in Nelson Mandela becoming president. After the Juneteenth program and presenations were done, guests enjoyed delicious BBQ provided by Mamie McCall and Rhodes catering. The celebration was a success! Stay tuned to find out about future events hosted by SEIU Local 221 and the AAAC!
OHANNESBURG – The late Dr. Nelson Mandela once uttered the idea of forming the world’s first political church, but following rife criticism by well respected men of the cloth, this idea went belly-up, indefinitely. Today, six feet under and many full moons later, Tata’s ill-fated dream may soon be resuscitated. According to an ongoing investigation by the Sunday Time, very productive back-and-forth meetings have been [secretly] held between prominent leaders of the ANC and the National Council of Churches, the key agenda being the formation of a new political church affectionately named ANCC (or African National Congress Church). The core objective of the ANCC, as furnished on its constitution, will be “to fulfill the spiritual needs of ANC’s staunch supporters while spreading the gospel through politics”. It is alleged that the new church will most likely be build in Soweto, with smaller satellite branches to mushroom across South Africa. The newly ordained priest and SABC boss, Hlaudi ‘Mat ...
Famous Orphan of the. world The Lord Almighty is Only guide of them .,. Classical and religious scriptural Aristotle, Greek philosopher and scientist, orphaned in early childhood. Cyrus the Great, Persian emperor, orphaned in childhood. Moses, major prophet in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, orphaned as an infant. Muhammad, central figure in Islam, orphaned at age 6. Romulus and Remus, traditional founders of ancient Rome, orphaned in infancy. Political Andrew JacksonAlexander Hamilton, U.S. founding father, orphaned at age 13. Ben W. Hooper, governor of Tennessee, 1911 to 1915, raised in an orphanage. Herbert Hoover, U.S. president, orphaned at age 9. Andrew Jackson, U.S. president, orphaned at age 14. Edward Langworthy, U.S. patriot and founding father, raised in an orphanage. Nelson Mandela, president of South Africa, raised as a ward. Eleanor Roosevelt, U.S. First Lady, civil-rights activist, orphaned at age 10. Bertrand Russell, political philosopher, orphaned at age 3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, polit ...
I copied and pasted the following from another page. The reason for their post had to do with Senior Adult Ministries, but I borrowed it because of conversations I've had, and thoughts that I have mulled over, in the past few days about my age and some things I have wanted to do. Then I saw this...so maybe I need to ditch my excuses and get cracking! * SENIOR MOMENTS Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote a series of books, “Little House in the Big Woods,” which was adapted for the NBC TV series, “Little House on the Prairie.” Wilder published her first book at 64, and completed her last book at 76. Ben Franklin signed the Declaration of Independence at 70. Ronald Reagan was elected President at 69, and Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa at 76. Peter Mark Roget published his famous Roget’s Thesaurus at 73. Anna Mary Robertson Moses, the artist known as “Grandma Moses” didn’t begin painting until she was 76. Colonel Harlan Sanders was a 65 year-old Kentucky gas station operator when h ...
Chris Hani & Nelson Mandela never got along. Chris Hani was tiped of being the next President of South Africa's new democracy he even refused to serve for Mandela if he was elected. He was more popular than Mandela but his Militant leadership style cost him his life. He was a threat a big threat now that when Clive Derby Lewis comes in he kills Chris Hani. Question is Was Nelson Mandela the Master mind of Chris Hani's Death? The ball is on your court
Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014): She Put A Smile on the Face of the World Written By Jonah Raskin I never met Maya Angelou but I knew her one and only son, Guy Johnson, who took me to the Sonoma Hotel on the plaza in the town of Sonoma and showed me the room where she wrote Gather Together in My Name, the second in the series of seven autobiographies that bear her name. If Guy was rightly proud of her so, too, America was proud of her, and perhaps the whole world as well that devoured her poetry, pondered her essays, made ample use of her cookbooks, watched her perform on stage and cheered as she recited “On the Pulse of the Morning” at Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993.  When she died on May 28, 2014 at the age of 86 the news traveled from North Carolina, where she was born, to Arkansas, where she spent part of her childhood, to San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, London, and the world of post-apartheid South Africa that her friend Nelson Mandela helped bring kicking and screaming into existence. She s ...
Pastor Manning: 'The worst thing that could ever happen to South Africa, was when they gave it to Nelson Mandela & black folk'
AFRICAN N African American FREEDON FIGHTERS • Albert John Luthuli, the president of the African National Congress, was an African politician and teacher. •Nelson Mandela – Led the struggle against South African apartheid even while in prison and become President soon after his release. • Desmond Tutu worked to end apartheid in South Africa. • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman president of the African nation, Liberia, bringing the country change and hope. • Helen Suzman bravely stood up against apartheid and was the first female South African Minister of Parliament. • Joseph Ki-Zerbo works to help Africans retain control of their country’s agriculture. • Kofi Annan is an honored freedom and peacemaker hero. •Marcus Garvey was unique in advancing a Pan-African philosophy to inspire a global mass movement and economic empowerment focusing on Africa known as Garveyism. Himself Jamaican, his goal was for those of African ancestry to return to Africa and redeem its greatness. • Nde ...
It cost Marthin Luther King Junior his life to bring Racial discrimination in the United States of America to an end. Nelson Mandela had to spend 27years in prison to end apartheid in South Africa. It took Lee Kuan Yew three decades to transform Singapore from a third world (underdeveloped) nation to a first world Asian Tiger. It took the Audacity of hope to elect America's first black President in person of Barack Obama. Let us support the transformation agenda of our dear President His Excellency Doctor Goodluck Jonathan and say NO TO TERRORISM. If u believe in my dream type "yes we can".
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PROF. AUGUSTUS NUWAGABA'S TRASH: We agree President Museveni has done quite a commendable job when it comes to economic transformation but comparing him with the fallen Anti-Apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela is totally trash. The two may not dine on the same table if the conditions for that are based on basic democratic and Human Rights values and the rule of law. There is a huge gap between what Mandela said and did for South Africa and that which Museveni has said and done. Each of them can be accorded respect and credit for whatever they have done for their countries at varying degrees but you can never equate the two. Mandela was a class apart, a global figure that commanded global respect. In the Words of Obama, "And to the young people of Africa, you may not have another Mandela but you can make Mandela's words and deeds work through you".
I remember Kay Sexwale, our Chief of Staff in Gauteng, publicly rejecting the ANC and Nxamalala or did she perhaps privately have a change of heart. This women sounded like a third force more than a Person sympathetic to the ANC & now she will oversee the Premiers office. Gauteng politics are very interesting. This was her long letter Open letter by the daughter of Tokyo Sexwale.Open letter to the surviving Rivonia TrialistsKay SexwaleDear Ahmed Kathrada, Andre w Mlangeni, Dennis Goldberg and Nelson Mandela, I greet you all in the name of the continuing economic freedom struggle of our people. Your courage in fighting for the emancipation of our country is greatly appreciated. I was fed ANC propaganda with my Purity baby food, but I believe the time has come to consciously choose South Africa over the ANC.The governing party, for many, is like a religion, followed by many without question or doubt. Surely comrades, your sacrifices were not for a one-party, one-Trade Union state? The time for a younger, pa ...
Ray Kroc started McDonald's at 52. John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola at 55. Henry Kaiser started Kaiser Permanente at 63. Harland Sanders started KFC - after it failed once - at 65. Nelson Mandela was in prison from 1962 to 1990 - nearly as long as you have been alive - and at 76 was elected president of South Africa. And Grandma Moses first picked up a paintbrush at 76. Seriously, the only reason you feel you have wasted a lot of time is because you choose to feel that way. Make a different choice, take a different action, get a different result
On Sunday, I was given the opportunity to retrace Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom...literally. For the last 18 months of his imprisonment, Mandela was relocated to a house on the Victor Vester prison farm in Cape Town. President F.W. De Klerk ordered that a farmer's house, surrounded by four guard posts, be converted into his residence. This is also where president De Klerk held his initial negotiations with Mandela to create a more unified South Africa. The Long Walk was about 10 km from his house to the prison gate where 50,000 people were waiting to see him on February 11, 1990, concluding the 27 year imprisonment. For an hour, I walked where Madiba walked, felt what he felt, sat where he sat, and meditated in his garden. Madiba feels a bit closer now. Stay tuned for a visit to Robben Island.
Culture entraps a generation. A few men of vision open the cage. It begins with ideas. Ideas illuminate society. Doers take over with courage and they galvanise the people along the lines of the vision. In South Africa, Alan Paton wrote a searing novel, Cry, The Beloved Country, a work that jolted a society driven by caste based on colour. Others also penned, including playwright Athol Fugard and epics like Mazisi Kunene’s on Shaka the Zulu, the first blood of rage against caste. The courage, however, roared from the loins of Nelson Mandela upon whose levers South Africa broke out of the fetters of prejudice. He caught the fire of change and lit the tinder of equality in the land.  We saw a short note recently from the governor of example, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, the governor of Lagos. His ruminations on the World Economic Forum hosted by this country in Abuja would make many a columnist’s ink freeze with envy. In short, clinical sentences with sapient punch lines, he gave us his takeaways fr ...
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The Servaas Letter In July 1991 a team of economists from the Industrial Development Research Centre (IDRC), a Canadian aid organization, visited South Africa to *** the development of, and capacity for, Economic Policy-making in the ANC. This was the result of a pledge by Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to Nelson Mandela that Canada would assist the ANC in developing its understanding of economic matters. Following the recommendations of the IDRC the ANC during 1982 created the Macro-economic Research Group (MERG) to construct a visible macro-economic model. The team comprised local and overseas economists and later developed into the National Institute for Economic Policy (NIEP). The dominance of foreign economists was a bone of contention. One of the minority of local team members, Stellenbosch University 's Servaas van den Berg, made disquiet known in a letter to Trevor Manuel who was the Head of the ANC's Department of Economic Policy at the time. Van den Berg complained that not since colo .. ...
"Religion, especially belief in the existence of a Supreme Being, has always been a controversial subject that splits nations and even families. But it is always best to treat the relationship between a man and his God as a purely personal affair, a question of faith and not of logic. No one has the right to prescribe to others what they should or should not believe in." ~ Nelson Mandela ..From a letter to Mrs Deborah Opitz, written in Victor Verster Prison, Paarl , South Africa, 10 May 1989 .
As he tours Europe’s festival circuit, the South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela stops off in Paris where he chats to Eve Jackson. He talks about growing up in the apartheid years, why South Africa won’t be traumatised by the death of Nelson Mandela...
Graca Machel was married to Samora Machel of Mozambique and Nelson Mandela of South Africa making her First Lady of the most countries ever.
A message to the USA president: Barack Hussein Obama, Peace be upon you Mr. President, wishing for the USA prosperity and welfare. I will talk with you personally, as a gift from your fellow human being; not an attack to your Excellency. Having heard your election’s Fourth debate on Foreign policy with the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney. I was so eager to know more about your vision in bringing peace to my country. Palestine. Mr. President: you know more than I know that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere as Martin Luther King said. You know about the deep racism in South Africa, and about the legacy of Nelson Mandela who also said: they will be no justice in the world with the Justice of the Palestinian People”. Imagine that we Palestinian will get 17% percent of our historical Palestine in the ailing and frequent failure of the negotiation which is based on dispute settlements for a short-lived span of time not on transformation of the conflict and without addressing the socia . ...
Change is the grace to a new life. Change is the only constant thing in life. Martin Luther King Junior did it in America. Nelson Mandela did it in South Africa. Mahatma Gandhi did it in India. Fidel Castro did it in Cuba. And Barack Obama did it in America. You can also do it. Let's join hands together and Change the world and our Society for good. It begins with me and you. One love my people. Change.
Good Saturday morning FB friends and family. Today is the 130th day of 2014. There are 235 days left in the year. Currently it is 64 degrees and partly cloudy in Sparks. As the day progresses, clouds will increase with scattered rain-showers this morning and rain and thunderstorms this afternoon. The predicted high for today is 78 degrees. On a scale of 1 t0 12, the allergy level for today is 6.8 (Medium). Today in history - 1775 - Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Col. Benedict Arnold, captured British-held Fort Ticonderoga in New York. 1863 - Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson died of pneumonias, a complication of being wounded 8 days earlier during the Battle of Chancellorsville. 1869 - A golden spike was driven in Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S. 1960 - The nuclear powered submarine USS Triton completed its submerged navigation of the globe. 1994 - Nelson Mandela took the oath of Office in Pretoria to become South Africa ...
An open letter the the ANC!! Dear ANC. If you really expect us to believe that the 2014 General Election was free and fair then you are much stupider than we originally believed!! You are an absolute disgrace and ought to be ashamed!! The ANC of today is nothing like the liberation movement it once was!! Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Goven Mbeki are rolling in their graves at the deplorable conduct of the current crop!! Wanton corruption is abound in our beautiful land, crime seems to be a runaway train and all our "leaders" are doing is lining their pockets!! I am a worried citizen of South Africa!! What does our future hold? The people of South Africa are no better off than before!! The amount of squalor in the townships bears testamony of this!! The people you were supposed to liberate you have in fact enslaved!! You cannot possibly believe that you, the ANC, is the way forward!! After 20 years of ANC rule one thing stands clear.you are all truly pathetic and useless!! And this time around you felt ...
On This Day: May 9 By The Associated Press 1994 South Africa's newly elected parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the country's first black president. 1974 The House Judiciary Committee opened hearings on whether to recommend the impeachment of President Richard Nixon. 1502 Christopher Columbus left Cadiz, Spain, on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere. 1874 Howard Carter, the British archaeologist who discovered the Egyptian tomb of King Tutankhamen, was born. 1918 "60 Minutes" newsman Mike Wallace was born Myron Wallace in Brookline, Mass. 1926 Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett made what they claimed was the first airplane flight over the North Pole. (Evidence suggests they may have missed their target by 150 miles.) 1936 Italy annexed Ethiopia. 1961 Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton N. Minow condemned TV programming as a "vast wasteland" in a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters. 1974 A concert in Cambridge, Mass., prompted rock critic Jon Landau ...
On the announcement by Independent Electoral Commission(IEC) of South Africa that the African National Congress (ANC) has taken a clear lead in the country's first 'born free' elections,where a new generation of South Africans who never experienced first-hand apartheid voted for the first time. I decided to dig deeper into the life of Nelson Mandela whom I reverence. Having divorced two of his previous wives, I longed to know why. Many reasons were accounted for his divorce with his first wife. But one struck me; that they divorced because Madiba got involved in politics while his wife was a Jehovah's Witnesses - who believe in political neutrality. I began asking myself if Madiba didn't 'sell' his vision of going into politics to his wife before they got married. I have no answer to that. But if in any case he didn't, then Myles Munroe was right when he said many marriages of today fail because most men either do not know what they are about in life, or if they do, they fail to sell the vision to their w ...
Good Friday morning .. weekend time. A nice, warm one out there, but their air is getting "juiced" (muggy) and that means storms on on their way. Let's see what happened May 9th ... 1754, the first cartoon appeared in print, with "Join Free or Die" .. 1868, the city of Reno was established .. 1914, "Mother's Day" became an official holiday .. 1937, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy made their radio debut .. 1950, L. Ron Hubbard published "Dianetics" .. 1962, the Beatles signed their first recording contract, with EMI/Parlophone .. 1964, "Hello Dolly" by Louis Armstrong knocked the Beatles out of the spot in Billboard .. 1968, the FDA approved "the Pill" .. 1992, the last "Golden Girls" episode aired .. and in 1994, Nelson Mandela was chosen President of South Africa. Born May 9th were Hank Snow in '14 .. Mike Wallace in '18 .. bassist Nokie Edwards of the Ventures in '35 .. Sonny Curtis of the Crickets, and Dave Prater of Sam & Dave in '37 .. drummer Pete Birrell of Freddy & the Dreamers in '41 .. Tom ...
INTERNATIONAL NEWS UPDATE: *Ruling African National Congress (ANC) wins huge victory in South Africa General Elections. *Over 80% of votes already counted, ANC has 63% of vote while the Democratic Alliance (AD) has 22%; the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party is third with 5%; about 72% of registered voters turned up for the elections. *The 2014 South Africa General Elections are the first since the death in December 2013 of Nelson Mandela, the country’s first black President; it also marks 20 years since the end of white-minority rule. *UN report says both sides in South Sudan’s conflict committed crimes against humanity including mass killings, sexual slavery and gang rape. *Pro-Russian separatists maintain that referendum on autonomy will commence on Sunday; Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin tells Russia separatists to delay referendum. *U.S. government questions Putin’s sincerity; demands cancellation of “illegal” referendum. *Thai’s ex-Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra faces corrup ...
POWER MUST CHANGE HANDS: It was not easy for power to change hands during the time of Sam Nujoma in Namibia, neither was it easy to change hands in the time of Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela during the apartheid regime of South Africa, we do not expect power to change hands so easy in our society, but with perseverance we shall triumph over the enemies of change.
General Election completes in South Africa. South Africa is passing through transitional phase same as India. There is also One-Party-Dominace of African National Congress since first post apartheid election was happened there. ANC is selling Nelson Mandela's name and his revolutionary works but the currant ANC+ govt led by Jacob Juma is deeply involved in crony corruption and violation of workers' rights. A small elite of Blacks eat benefits of Affirmative Action which applied for all disadvantage groups. But the space for opposition parties is still limited there. There is need of leader like Lohiya who broke the tyranny of one party rule of Congress in India. The result ll come till Friday.
Xa wawusiva kuculwa lomagwijo.Asiwakhathalele okokuqala helele ma uyeza uMkhonto Wesizwe helele ma..Kwakunzima !! obhut noSis bethu bephantsi phezulu befunyenwe ngumkhosi ka Verwoed,Botha,De Klerk Today jst bcz of Nkandlaville u jst forget where we come frm? When voting today,dt think of Nkandla,Zuma n the wifes tht he takes think of where we come from to be in this South Africa. U owe it to Robert Sobukwe,Chris Hani,Oliver Tambo,Steve Biko,Joe Slovo,Govan Mbeki,Nelson Mandela,Walter Sisulu... Amandla
South Africa: Searching for Solutions Vol. 4, No. 7 July 1, 2002 Nelson Mandela's election victory in 1994 allowed South Africa to emerge from decades of political and economic isolation. A "middle income" developing country, it is the richest nation on the continent, with a Gross Domestic Product almost half that of total Sub-Saharan Africa's GDP. Its economy exhibits a paradoxical dichotomy between a highly-developed formal sector and an informal sector characteristic of third world countries. Growth has been lukewarm in recent years, but other measures of performance have elicited praise from the World Bank and the IMF. Mandela's successor, Thabo Mbeki, has continued to promote investor-friendly policies. Considered alone, these policies would indeed present a convivial environment for foreign business. But the country is beset with intractable social problems that have deterred investors. While the market is inviting, caution should be exercised in market entry. Radicals to Pragmatists Despite the ant ...
To make a +ve change in life is not easy. Think about it. Lt. Nelson Mandela of South Africa it wasn't easy, Isaac Newton, Mary Slescor,Charles Darwin, to mention but few. Then u come to talk about Jesus Christ who laid down his life becus of change. All of d above mention change governors experienced a sizable baggage of trials and temptations. Do not forget that ''WE MUST BE D CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE'' happy new week pals...
Good Morning Great People & Families…Be realistic on saying or doing things***Yeap, I believe in the simple teachings; Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Let us the ordinary citizen express ourselves***It's very easy for me to divide my views about our country future thus far into different chapters. Failing apart: Current ANC leaderships must stop hiding themselves behind the roles played by following true leaders who defeated apartheid … Nelson Mandela, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Chris Hani, Elias Motsoaledi, Peter Mokaba, Steve Biko, Ahmed Kathrada, and Walter Sisulu and many more heroes who played their roles which we’ve reap the harvest (or fruits) of "democracy and freedom" which the ordinary SA citizens must enjoy not only the politicians, middle & upper classes. With God Love; we’re not forgetting the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) leaders who officially established the other wing on April 5-6, 1959 with the goal of ending white domination in South Africa. ...
It is estimated that the actual number of rapes being committed in South Africa annually is 1.4 million. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 81,000 rapes or attempted were committed in the U.S. in 2009, while the U.S. population is more than six times that of South Africa. In 1994, the year the African National Congress (ANC) took 62 percent of the vote, sending Nelson Mandela to the presidential palace, the number of reported child rapes in South Africa was a little over 7,000.” This means that by the turn of the millennium, the number of children victimized by sexual assault, had more than tripled. By 2012, after nearly two decades of black rule, it had increased 1400%. Rapes perpetrated against white and Asian children alone were greater than the total number of occurring in the entire country prior to the ANC’s rise to power. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU VOTE NEXT WEEK.
A Day that felt Heavenly. (written by David Turnley) Twenty years ago, on April 27th, 1994, front row left to right, Peter Turnley, on the left, working for Newsweek, David Turnley, on assignment for the Detroit Free Press, back row, Remer Tyson, the Detroit Free Press African Bureau Chief, the New York Time’s Ozier Muhammad, and Bill Keller, then the Times South Africa Bureau Chief, we chartered a small plane, and beginning with Nelson Mandela voting early in the morning in Durban, then flying to his natal village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, and then down to Graaff Reinet, in the Groot Karoo, and then north to the northern Free State, finishing in Johannesburg in Thokoza, and then in Sandton, we covered the day that South Africa, and millions of South Africans of all races, came out to vote in that countries first Democratic election, elect Nelson Mandela as South Africa’s new President in a free South Africa. photographer unknown.
Africa in general and Zimbabwe in particular needs a black or Arab Iain Douglas Smith or a black or Arab F.W De Klerk. You are shocked by this? Yes you should because either you are black or Arab and you have been told that these two guys, one late and the other still breathing, are the mother of all devils in Africa bla bla bla. But it took these two gentlemen courage to save Rhodesia and South Africa from total collapse. The two presided over a racial system which believed that black people are still evolving, and so they need to be treated like animals. Smith would swear "not in a thousand years" would a black person rule Rhodesia. The same applied in Apartheid South Africa. But because of pressure from the oppressed, the two people saw sense at some point in their lives to give reason a chance. Smith did that the Lancaster House in 1979 and grudgingly gave in. De Klerk did the same, releasEd Nelson Mandela on 11 February 1990 from prison, formed a GNU with ANC pending the writing of a new constituti . ...
Dictators arrive quietly Brutus Malada Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s 2006 political allegory rings eerily true for today’s South AfricaBack in 2006 when Ngugi’ wa Thiong’o’s novel, Wizard of the Crow, was first published, many South African readers would have dismissed it as a figmentof Ngugi’s bizarre imagination. Many would have said the book has no relevance to South Africa. The refrain would have been: “We have no Wizard of the Crow, we are a Rainbow Nation of Archbishop Tutu, the exceptional miracle nation of Nelson Mandela.”Alas, the political shenanigans of the “Polokwane lynch mob”, to borrow a phrase from Bantu Holomisa, suggest Ngugi’s fictional satire is more relevant to South Africa than it may have been intended.What, exactly, happened in Ngugi’s imaginary Republic of Aburiria?Three things are worth noting for comparisons with our political situation here at home.The first is the character of The Ruler, the second is the behaviour of ministers before power and the last is the ...
20th anniversary of the first multiracial, democratic elections in South Africa. In 1994, for the first time, all South Africans could vote for the government of their choice without regard to the former apartheid categories of race. Nineteen political parties participated and twenty-two million people voted. The African National Congress (ANC) won the election with 62.65% of the vote and formed a Government of National Unity under the first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela.
In the memory of Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, all the other heroes and heroines we are greatful for your sacrifice. We will honour you in absentia on the 7th of May. We will vote for the ANC to move South Africa forward and anyone say Amen to that.
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Today is Freedom Day in South Africa. The Day we had our 1st Democratic Elections in 1994, when Nelson Mandela was voted in as the 1st Democratic President of The New South Africa. Today is also the 1st Freedom Day that he is not celebrating with us. In a few days time, on the 7th of May we will have new elections. Today it will be better to think of 1994, how free we have become since then, or how freedom has vanished if it did. Many of our young people, especially those who were born from 1990 onwards have no idea what it was like here in through 1960, 1970 and 1980. The situation has changed all over the world. We can learn that here on FB. Things have not only changed here. When we look at our own situation, it helps us to see the situations of other countries to undertsand what we have, and don't have. It helps to complain less, and to use that time and energy to see what we can do. Each of us can do something that can help in this world. each of us is qualified and highly qualified if we can find th ...
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is glad Nelson Mandela is dead - so that he cannot see what the ANC is doing to South Africa http…
"I am here to report, Mr President, that South Africa is now free"- President Nelson Mandela,at the graveside of ANC first President, John Langalibalele Dube, after he cast his vote in Ohlange, this day in 1994.Let Freedom reign. God bless Africa.
South Africa's Freedom Day 27 April 2014: 20 years ago one of the partner’s of Quo Vadis Communications, Ruth Coggin , was the organist at the inauguration of our first democratically elected state president, Nelson Mandela. That colourful ceremony lives on in all our minds as we still work together to make the Rainbow Nation the kaleidoscope of opportunity it promised then and still does. Our name, Quo Vadis, means “whither goest thou?” and we still have to ask that question about our beloved country. At Quo Vadis, our prayer is that the future will be bright for all our people, the haves and the have not's, the powerful and those without power, the marginalised and those who work for them. Viva South Africa. Viva!
This Day in Black History, April 26, 1994: South Africa held its first all-race elections for local and National Governments. Millions waited in lines to cast their ballot over the three-day voting period. Almost 20 million votes were counted. Nelson Mandela would go on to win the country's first democratic presidential election, becoming the nation’s first Black president. For decades, Mandela and his African National Congress party crusaded for equal rights for Blacks disenfranchised by the white-ruled apartheid government. As president, Mandela, who was famously imprisoned for 27 years by the South African government, established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1995 to investigate crimes committed under the apartheid rule and launched initiatives to improve the living standards of Blacks in South Africa. He retired from politics in 1999.
Mr. Ronnie Kastrils, South Africa's former Minister of Intelligence Services, ex fellow Robben Islander with Mandela and a personal friend of Nelson Mandela's, former MK Commander, has urged South Africans NOT to vote ANC, rather to spoil their votes, in protest against wholesome corruption of the ANC's current National Government. This is how to ensure that a country is NOT over run by corruption.
Bolano said it before he died, so it's not too soon: "Today I read an interview with a famous and shrewd Latin American author. They ask him to name three people he admires. He replies: Nelson Mandela, Gabriel García Márquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa. With that answer as a starting point, you could write a whole thesis about the current state of Latin American literature. The casual reader might wonder what links those three figures. There is something that links two of them: the Nobel Prize. And there is something more that links all three: years ago they were all left wing... All three have made way for deplorable heirs: the clear and entertaining epigones of García Márquez and Vargas Llosa, and, in the case of Mandela, the indescribable Thabo Mbeki, the current president of South Africa, who denies the existence of AIDS. How could anyone name those three, without batting an eyelid, as the figures he most admires? Why not Bush, Putin and Castro? Why not Mullah Omar, Haider and Berlusconi? Why not Sán ...
A plaque commemorating the life and work of Nelson Mandela was revealed at a dedication ceremony before last night’s New York Yankees game. Mandela’s grandson Zondwa Mandela participated in the plaque’s unveiling. Mandela’s unwavering efforts and incredible contributions to South Africa (and to the world) will be celebrated on April 27, which marks the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s Freedom Day.
The following lecture was delivered by Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu (MON), Former Governor of Abia State, at the Centennial Celebration of Nigeria by the Oyo State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Held at The Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Thursday, April 3, 2014: Preamble: Let me pose introductory questions. Who is a Credible Leader and what is Credible Leadership? My simple definition of this concept is the type of leadership provided by the late Nelson Mandela of South Africa. And what are the attributes: selfless service, accountability, transparency, equity in the management and distribution of national resources, vision, incorruptibility, statesmanship, sustainable development and evergreen legacies. Essentially, these are the canons on which other elements of Credible Leadership rest. Once these fundamentals are in place, a leader can hardly go wrong. Unfortunately, these basics are acutely lacking in the lower rungs of our country’s administration hence the non-existence of what I ca ...
Spiritual Leadership Award to be presented posthumously to Nelson Mandela BOULDER, Colorado. – Humanity's Team will posthumously honor Nelson Mandela on Sunday July 27, at Freedom Park in Pretoria, South Africa. Mr Sello Hatang, the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will receive the award on behalf of Mr. Mandela.
The New York Yankees have honored the late Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, with a plaque in Monument Park as part of their Jackie Robinson Day festivities.
South Africa and Affirmative Action, where it's the only country in the wold where a majority of 50 million, have government power, and uses Affirmative Action on a minority of 4 million! The ANC (African National Congress) is the party of Nelson Mandela is the government, and alliance of the SACP.(South African Communist Party) The Employment Equity Commission (EEC) manipulates statistics and with poor and wrong data sketches a misleading picture of the South African workplace to keep Affirmative Action alive indefinitely, adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on the economy says. He says it is especially tragic that the country’s official opposition, the DA, had supported the government to create laws which will apparently be discriminating against the Afrikaner and other minorities indefinitely. According to Adv. Anton Alberts, the EEC’s recent fourteenth annual report had once again drawn sharp criticism from various corners about a variety of aspects – from the political ...
Nelson Mandela (Univ of South Africa), Maya Rudolph (Univ of CA - Santa Cruz), Prince William (Univ of St. Andrews) and Billy Crystal (NYU) - All experienced the death of a parent between the ages of 0-19. Let their example in education teach our children that all things are possible! The application deadline is 5|1|14!
Off their fifth album, called ermm 'Album', this was a UK about apartheid in South Africa (and specifically about Nelson Mandela) for John Lydon and Co in 1986: the line 'may the road rise with you' is apparently an old Irish blessing! :D
Frederik Willem De Klerk was the Caucasian seventh and last State President of apartheid-era South Africa, who took the world by storm stunned everybody, by freeing Nelson Mandela from prison announcing the official end of apartheid.
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Ex State President of South Africa and Nobel Prize winner with Mr Nelson Mandela -Mr FW De Klerk.
at this moment I would like us to look at the ANC. *TOPIC: Jacob Zuma IS NOT GOOD IN HIS PRESIDENCY. Personally i love ANC, and yes indeed it is the leading party in South Africa, but Im not impressed about the President Jacob Zuma, I think he is not good enough in his presidency... Nothing impressing about him, he doesnt have an art of speaking, he is not brave, even his voice tone when adressing his speeches, he sounds like he is not sure of what he is saying. Look at some great leaders... *Martin Luther King *Rudolph Hittler *Nelson Mandela *George W Bush *Barack Obama *Robert Mugabe etc They all have famous qoutes, because they are/were brave, they have that art, that makes you get interest to listen to them and follow them, the brave men indeed. So what about our president, from 2009? What reminds indivisual South African about him... "mshini wami" what was that mshini for? I think we need new president, with leadership capability in order to vote ANC again in the next elections. Well it is my opinio ...
One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes. Jack Canfield
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