Mandela’s Belief That Education Can Change the World is Still a Dream

July 19, 2015

Nelson Mandela called education “the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world,” but how can universities bring his words to life? Universities can play an important part in fulfilling Nelson Mandela’s much-quoted belief that: “Education is the most powerful weapon which...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Report

December 17, 2013

Fair Observer's extended report of the week's events. This week, the world remembered Mahatma Gandhi’s heir. Nelson Mandela was a man for all ages. He combined courage with compassion to lead South Africa to a new beginning....

South African Press Freedom Under Threat

March 28, 2013

As a new freedom of information bill is making its way through South Africa’s legislature, Mark Silberstein looks at the history of press freedom and asks whether the ANC has lost its way. The freedom of the press was central to the African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela...