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Remembering South African leader Nelson Mandela On his 100th birthday…

‘When an elder dies a village loses its library’ – African Proverb  Today would have been Nelson Mandela his 100th birthday! Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo, Transkei. Nelson Mandela  was born on 18 July 1918, he would have been a year older today! Nelson Mandela personifies struggle. He lead the fight against apartheid with extraordinary vigour and resilience after spending nearly three decades of his life behind bars. He sacrificed his private life and his youth for his people, and remains South Africa’s best known and loved hero.   Mandela held numerous positions...

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This Day In History: Remembering Nelson Mandela…

‘When an old man dies a library burns to the ground’ African proverb (Amadou Hampâté Bâ) En Afrique, quand un vieillard meurt, c’est une bibliothèque qui brûle.  This Day In History:  December 5, 2013  Nelson Mandela‬,  South Africa’s first black president died at the age of  95. ‘When an old man dies a library burns to the ground’    More about Nelson Mandela  What a legend! His spirit still lives on!  (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) Credit: Nelson Mandela...

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On this date in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison

Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela   In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest black political organization in South Africa, where he became a leader of Johannesburg’s youth wing of the ANC. In 1952, he became deputy national president of the ANC, advocating nonviolent resistance to apartheid–South Africa’s institutionalized system...

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Remembering Nelson Mandela On His 2nd Death Anniversary

This Day In History:  December 5, 2013  Nelson Mandela‬,  South Africa’s first black president died at the age of  95. ‘When an old man dies a library burns to the ground’    More about Nelson Mandela  What a legend! His spirit still lives on!  (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) Credit: Nelson Mandela...

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Toronto Raptors set to honour Nelson Mandela on anniversary of death

On the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death, Air Canada Centre will host “The Giant of Africa,” Masai Ujiri President and General Manager of Toronto Raptors together with some of the world’s greatest icons will honour Nelson Mandela today. “We are fortunate to honour Mandela this Friday, So much of what the world needs and deserves is what this great man was about.  He knew that sport had the power to change the world and what a better place to celebrate this man then at this game in Air Canada Centre.” said Masai Ujiri, Read more at Nelson Mandela Gone but not forgotten…Legends...

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