Nelson Mandela


Kerry-Fleur Schleifer

03 April 2012 12:48

I love how Freedom stands as ONE
I hear it all in Nelson Mandela's face!

Andrea Wilson

08 February 2012 19:09

"During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to the struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."

Nelson Mandela statement at the opening of the defence case in the Rivonia Trial on 20 April 1964, African National Congress.

Andrea Wilson

08 February 2012 19:08

By the way, some might view a single word essence as trivial or even obvious. But if we think about what a powerful word Freedom is, and how Nelson Mandela may be the only person who can fully own that word, not just for himself but for the world, the significance becomes clear.