Cherished and recognized globally as an advocate for peace, Nelson Mandela continues to steal the hearts of our nation.
- Released from prison
First on the list is none other than Nelson Mandela’s release out of the Victor Verster prison in Cape Town on the 11th of February 1990, after 27 years in prison. This was the most prominent symbol of the end of apartheid in South Africa.
- Casting his first vote
Gay Mcdougall, who famously captured Nelson Mandela casting his first democratic vote walks us through the historic moment on the morning of 27 April 1994. “I walked next to him as he moved around the room from table to table. He greeted each of the polling officers one by one. They seemed fixed by his presence” Mcdougall recalls.
- 1995 rugby world cup
One picture that paints a thousand words is that of Nelson Mandela handing over the Rugby World Cup trophy to Springbok captain Francois Pienaar.
- Winning the Nobel prize
On 10 December 1993, Nelson Mandela, our beloved global human rights symbol received the Nobel Peace Prize along with former President FW de Klerk.
- Johnny Clegg and Madiba dancing
The world caught a glimpse of Madiba’s humour (and rhythm) when he snuck up on South African pop star, Johnny Clegg at a concert in Germany in 1999. “The audience erupted and I thought, ‘Wow! they know my song,’ but it was Mandela, walking behind me on stage,’” a surprised Clegg recalled. – Quoted from Monitor.com.