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Reflection on Madiba’s 1992 Challenge to the Church
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Politics and Society Reflection on Madiba’s 1992 Challenge to the Church

In 1992, the Free Ethiopian Church of South Africa had their centenary celebration. Nelson Mandela gave a speech that outlined eight tasks for the church. The tasks included, national reconciliation, supporting democracy, and the war on violence, in addition to acting as “the conscience of the present and future society”. Are churches across Africa drawing any lessons from Mandela’s counsel?

The Revolt Of Mandela’s Grandchildren
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Politics and Society The Revolt Of Mandela’s Grandchildren

Okey Ndibe: South Africa is in the midst—some would say the very incipient stage—of a major political and cultural revolt. One of the most remarkable things about this movement is that young people, mostly university students, are leading it. I call them Nelson Mandela’s grandchildren, but the nature and context of their ongoing struggle render that designation highly vexatious.