Nelson Mandela

Politician, Editor, Activist, Author

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation....

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  • Mandela carried all of this on his shoulders. It was an awesome load. He had to assure his people and assure the world. He had to craft a sweeping vision for the nation and muster the resources and manpower to carry it through. He had to exercise a steel will against all kinds of pressures; to keep South Africa marching forward, away from the abyss that once threatened it. For this, he would use any means at his disposal, as had been necessary during the liberation struggle. His character had been forged, no one should forget, within a virtual war. In founding MK, the guerrilla movement, thirty years prior, and growing morally comfortable with the use of violence to combat extreme injustice and further a just cause, Mandela knew quite well the harsh and ugly decisions a leader must make for the sake of his vision.

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    2009
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    2004
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    Joseph Lelyveld

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    2005
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    2008
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    2006
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