In honor of the great Nelson Mandela.
The Man. The cause. The Legend.
On the 5th of December 2013, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon died aged 95.
This anti-apartheid revolutionary, turned philanthropist and politician, helped a divided and isolated South Africa find its footing in the world and forge some degree of unity within.
Unlike other leaders, Mandela did not aim to punish, but rather to reconcile. He never looked for enemies, instead he searched for allies in his attempt to dismantle the legacy of apartheid, working against institutionalised racism, to alleviate poverty and inequality and to forge a basis for racial reconciliation in South Africa.
Having served twenty-seven years in prison for his political commitments and relentless struggle against the apartheid government, he was granted release in 1990 as a result of international lobbying for his freedom as well as due to internal civil strife. Four years later he led the ANC to victory and…
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