nelson mandela south africa
Talking of revolution in South Africa, the names Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, F W De Klerk, Joe Slovo and others all spring
Nelson Mandela's death prompted Ukip members to pour scorn on a man who "did nothing" for Britain, call for a "reappraisal
Nelson Mandela was an angry young man who resorted to violence in the face of apartheid; however, after twenty-seven years in prison he understood the need to forgive and to work together with past "enemies" for the good of his nation and for mankind in general...
At the weekend the world watched in sadness as Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest in the lush green hills and valleys of Qunu, his childhood home... This time last year my sister Jacqui and I travelled there to try and discover what it was about this place that made Mandela the man he became and provided him with a framework for leadership from which he could draw forever.
Everything has been said, but we still wanted to add our voice to those who have been feting Nelson Mandela as the greatest
It means biltong and boerewors braais, table mountain and tin-roofed townships, fears and forgiveness. It means when I was born, in the mid- 1980's into a country ravaged by states of emergency, unrest and uprising- I was a child born into uncertainty and chaos. Unknown to those at the time, it was the tail-end of Apartheid.
On books As I get older, I tend to read very old books. Centuries old. Modern writing has become something of a mystery to
As memorable evenings go, spending last night in the presence of Archbishop Desmond Tutu discussing his friendship with Nelson Mandela, is not one to forget in a hurry. I sat there thinking "self, when it's your time to depart, these will be some of the moments that flash before your eyes."
Solidarity with oppressed people is critical - it can make all the difference. The first time I saw Nelson Mandela was a few months after his release, in June 1990, when he came to a meeting of European charities in Strasbourg and thanked us for our support during the years of struggle. He knew the difference that support had made through those difficult times.
The life of Nelson Mandela is being celebrated at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, where the former South African president made