South Africa and the world still face challenges that were there during Nelson Mandela’s life, including racial intolerance, income inequality, hunger, and food security.
But on this day, what would have been his 104th birthday, The Heat takes a step back to look at his legacy and the long road to freedom.
- Angelo Coppola covers Southern Africa for CGTN.
- Lawson Naidoo is the executive secretary of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution.
- Vuyolwethu Zungula is president of the African Transformation Movement and a member of the South African parliament.
- Ebrahim Rasool served as South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States. He first met Nelson Mandela when they were both in prison.
Nelson Mandela was born on this day in 1918. Read about the South African President’s release from prison—a transcendent moment in his country’s history. https://t.co/Ta2aDX7riq
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) July 18, 2022
The Duke of Sussex delivered the keynote address at the United Nations on Monday on behalf of Nelson Mandela International Day. https://t.co/1JT35hVhO7
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) July 18, 2022