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...

Nelson Mandela: A Man for the Ages

December 14, 2013

A eulogy for a leader who uplifted humanity. On Sunday, we bid a final farewell to this generation’s most beloved leader. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a man for the ages, will be laid to rest. Leaders and dignitaries from all over the world have flocked to little-known Qunu, in South Africa,...

Mandela: Gandhi’s Heir and Africa’s Greatest Son (Part 3/3)

December 11, 2013

Despite his flaws, Mandela is one of the greatest men of all time. A true test of greatness is whether a person can walk away from power. George Washington could have died in office but chose to retire to his plantation. Gandhi had a near-divine...

Mandela: Gandhi’s Heir and Africa’s Greatest Son (Part 2/3)

December 11, 2013

Despite his flaws, Mandela is one of the greatest men of all time. The young Madiba was coming of age in the 1940s. As the rest of the world seemed to be marching to freedom, South Africa was turning back the clock. After the 1948 election in...

Mandela: Gandhi’s Heir and Africa’s Greatest Son (Part 1/3)

December 10, 2013

Despite his flaws, Mandela is one of the greatest men of all time.  Nelson Mandela has died. A giant among men, he has left an indelible mark on human history. Madiba, as many call Mandela, is an inspiration to me. He was “prepared to die”...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Roundup

December 09, 2013

Fair Observer's roundup of the week's events. This week Nelson Mandela died. As the world mourns the great man, Fair Observer takes a close look at his life and times. He has long been an inspiration to our entire team and we rededicate...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Report

December 09, 2013

Fair Observer's extended report of the week's events. This week Nelson Mandela died. As the world mourns the great man, Fair Observer takes a close look at his life and times. He has long been an inspiration to our entire team and we...

The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

December 09, 2013

Mandela has become a symbol of what one can achieve with true dedication to a cause. Background When Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in 1918, South Africa was a country entirely different from what it is today. Since colonial times, people of color in South Africa were seen as...

Lasting Legacy: Nelson Mandela’s Evolution as a Strategic Leader

August 10, 2013

Mandela is one of the most remarkable men of the last 100 years. By Paul J. H. Schoemaker The life story of Nelson Mandela is well known, and has elevated him to the level of such widely recognized heroes as Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa. There is indeed much courage, sacrifice, wisdom and...

South Africa Beyond Mandela

South Africans ponder over what lies ahead in the post-Mandela years. By Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills Nelson Mandela’s leadership has been justly celebrated. He is rightly recognised as one of the great figures of our time. Many will also ask how South Africa will fare without Mandela...

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