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Nelson Mandela's influence on the sporting world

South Africa

Mandela Unbound: Imagining the South African Future

<i>In March 1990, one month after Nelson Mandela's release from prison, John Carlin — then a South Africa correspondent for The Independent in London —</i> …

Nelson Mandela, the Father

To the very end, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, though frail and somewhat forgetful, remained the Father of the Nation for South Africans. It could even be said that, in the several trips he’s made to the hospital over the past two years, he was, in his own way, preparing his family—biological and …

Five Unexpected Facts About Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's remarkable life and accomplishments are being celebrated this week and will be long remembered in the months and years ahead.<p>The …

Nelson Mandela: Presidential Years

Credits: Story<p>Photographer — <b>Ardon Bar-Hama</b><br>Research & Curation — <b>Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory Staff</b><p>Credits: All media<p>The story featured may in some …

Barack Obama: Nelson Mandela was a symbol for justice, equality and dignity

Like many people around the world, I came to know of Nelson Mandela from a distance, when he was imprisoned on Robben Island. To so many of us, he was more than just a man – he was a symbol of the struggle for justice, equality, and dignity in South Africa and around the globe. His sacrifice was so …

What Nelson Mandela taught us about leadership

Nelson Mandela will be remembered not only for his unrelenting pursuit of racial equality but also his fearless leadership. His guidance led a divided country into an era of racial peace and economic prosperity. The Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in a public statement, acknowledged Mandela’s …

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Honoring one of the world’s greatest leaders.<p>Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and the transformational civil rights leader largely responsible for the dismantling of apartheid, died today at the age of 95.<p>Mandela was one of the world’s most celebrated …

It took 22 years for a generation to see this picture of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s image is now ubiquitous. But after his imprisonment in 1964, it was illegal to photograph or republish a photo of the political prisoner in South Africa. Thus, a generation of apartheid South Africans grew up without Mandela—or at least all the photos of him flashing before us now …

Africa

Will the World See Another Mandela?

The South African's distinctive model of transformative leadership<p>The great ones, it often seems, hand off the mantle of greatness to each other. Nelson Mandela, in his 1994 autobiography <i>Long Walk to Freedom</i>, described how Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in 1941 helped change his life and …

Nelson Mandela: Early Life

Credits: Story<p>Photographer — <b>Ardon Bar Hama</b><br>Photographer — <b>Matthew Willman</b><br>Reasearch & Curation — <b>Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory Staff</b><p>Credits: All …

Nelson Mandela: An Indispensable Life in Pictures

Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in the village of Mviza in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. His father was a counselor to<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Eyedea …

Nelson Mandela, 1918–2013: Remembering an Icon of Freedom

Nelson Mandela was always uncomfortable talking about his own death. But not because he was afraid or in doubt. He was uncomfortable because he …

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying, "We've lost our greatest son."<p>Mandela's death …

With Mandela, the unsurprising is still a shock

I was drifting off to sleep when my cell phone screen lit up.<p>“We may want to talk to you about Mandela,” said a message.<p>Semi-lucid, I typed “Mandela” into my phone’s web browser. But I already knew what I was about to find.<p>Nelson Mandela was dead.<p>The abruptness of being suddenly awoken only added …