2017 is the 12th year of the Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovations Awards. Winners were selected from about 300 nominations. Khaled al-Balshy was one of the most notable winners.
A 300-page report has exposed a litany of irregular transactions made with money meant for Nelson Mandela’s funeral and how provincial and municipal officials plundered money initially allocated for development in one of South Africa’s poorest provinces.
The land question is a burning issue across Africa. Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe has often attacked former South African President, Nelson Mandela on the compromises Madiba made, said to have resulted in inequalities in land and wealth. Mugabe recently said Mandela “forgot why he was put in jail” and South Africa is still in the hands of the minority white people and Mandela is to blame for the economic disparities.
Today marks three years since former South African President Nelson Mandela passed away.
Cuba was Nelson Mandela’s first trip after his release from prison. Mandela was inspired by Fidel Castro, and the Cuban Revolution and during his first visit to Cuba he said in his speech, “We have come here today recognizing our great debt to the Cuban people. What other country has such a history of selfless behavior as Cuba has shown for the people of Africa?”
Today the world commemorates the death and legacy of a giant, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first black and democratically elected president, who served from 1994 to 1999. Mandela’s great achievements and legacy cannot be adequately described in words, we look at some important moments in Madiba’s life captured on camera in these ten pictures.
The 5th of December marks the anniversary of the death of a global icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first black, and democratically elected president who served from 1994 to 1999. We remember the Nobel Prize winner, philanthropist and anti-Apartheid revolutionary through his words.