Today marks one year since the passing of Nelson Mandela.Click below to read a few commentaries from the South African press on this important event.
We must remember the past to fully reconcile
As we honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela on the anniversary of his death a year ago, it is important to take stock of our journey and the challenges we face in the future.
Should we be mad at Mandela?
Race, reconciliation, justice 20 years on… was Mandela’s decision to prioritize forgiveness the right one?
‘I miss my friend’
The memories never fade, especially when it comes nearer to the date of his passing. Our thoughts are more and more directed towards him.
We have let Madiba down
Amid our despair, Mandela shows us a better way ahead
We mark the first anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela’s death. It now seems like a long time ago that South Africans across the board united in the outpouring of grief and the celebration of a life mostly lived in service of the nation and humanity.
The Longest Night: A Year without Mandela
In the tumult of this strange, momentous year, when many of our institutions-democracy, parliament, rule of law-have seemed at best chimerical and at worst a joke, is it not time to begin reconsidering what Mandela left us?
Honor Mandela through action
Remember Mandela: How to turn the world’s greatest legacy into a farce
A year after his death, Mandela has faded out of South African life. His legacy is being squandered. And the anniversary of his death will become just another charade. http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-12-05-remembermandela-how-to-turn-the-worlds-greatest-legacy-into-a-farce/#.VIE5HIQcTrc
We remember Nelson Mandela
These two brief videos will help you remember him, including a new video ‘Asimbonanga’ written by Johnny Clegg in tribute to Nelson Mandela.
The Big Read: Time to think of what will follow the ailing ANC
The parties have been held (most of the government-funded ones before the May 7 election, funnily enough) and the advertising budgets are exhausted.
Remember Mandela’s true values
South Africans can best remember former president Nelson Mandela by living the values he stood for, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said.
Mandela’s legacy is slipping through our fingers
It was a year ago today that Nelson Mandela died. South Africans stood shoulder-to-shoulder and bowed their heads in mourning at the passing of the master statesman, the father of our nation, the man who meant everything to us.
Tutu urges South Africans to follow in Mandela’s footsteps
One year after Nelson Mandela’s death, fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu called on South Africans to emulate the anti-apartheid hero’s example.
“Never before in history was one human being so universally acknowledged in his lifetime as the embodiment of magnanimity and reconciliation as Nelson Mandela was.”
Read the entire story in the Washington Post.