Desmond Tutu’s Key Role in the Truth & Reconciliation Commission

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Colleagues such as Mary Burton of Archbishop Desmond Tutu discuss how he got involved with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) assembled in South Africa after the end of apartheid. The TRC reviewed thousands of statements from witnesses and victims of human rights violations during the apartheid as a method … Continue reading

Recalling Nelson Mandela


Author: Okavango Delta “Everyone’s face was streaked from crying, creased with giant smiles…We left as current and former South Africans, equal in the eyes of the law and humanity.” I say “My Nelson Mandela” because we all have an intellectual, emotional, political relationship with Nelson Mandela and all that he stood … Continue reading

On Mandela’s Death: ‘I Cried Myself to Sleep’

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Nelson Mandela’s close friend, Ebrahim Moolla, reacts to Mandela’s death on December 5, 2013 and reflects on their meaningful friendship. Mandela used Moolla’s apartment as the secret headquarters for his early revolutionary activities defying racial segregation in South Africa. Moolla explains why defying Apartheid was a cause that he and … Continue reading