Entecom-training-solutions

A Tribute to Mandela

Clarice Oelofse
 December 10, 2013
Comments (0)
General


Our beloved Madiba passed away on 5 December, peacefully at his Houghton Home. In an interview for the documentary Mandela (1994) ironically, he said the following: “Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” 

 

One of his key ministers put it like this. “You brought us back into the family of nations. Having been isolated because of the policies of our past, the presence of world leaders will bear testament to the manner in which you have helped us find our place in the community of nations. Indeed, when you stated on 10 May 1994 that ‘Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world,’ you were ushering us into an equal footing with the nations of the world. More than any other leader, you stand majestically as the rightful claimant to the title of Father of the Nation”. David Cameron’s remarks were just as solid. He talked about the grace with which Mandela won’ and declared that ‘eradicating poverty and conflict in Africa’ would be a fitting legacy to him.

 

Mandela himself summarised it beautifully: “We enter into a covenant that we shall build a society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without and fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity – a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world."

 

Madiba. We salute you.

Leave a comment

Keep me updated?

Comments are moderated.
Be the first person to comment.

Quick Navigation

Month:
Author:
Category:

Clarice Oelofse

Latest Blogs

ACHIEVE YOUR 2019 FOOD SAFETY GOALS WITH ENTECOM HELP GROW AGRO-PROCESSING IN THE EASTERN CAPE ACHIEVE YOUR 2019 FOOD SAFETY GOALS WITH ENTECOM Merry Christmas From Entecom The R638 Replaces The R962. Are You Ready? The Food Safety Knowledge Hunter FSSC 22000 version 4.1 – are you ready for your first audit? Are you ready for APS inspections? 4 Reasons Why You Should Attend The Entecom Breakfast Roadshow How To Claim For Grants

Head Office - Port Elizabeth  

  (041) 366 1970 / 80
   084 596 3369
  info@entecom.co.za

Want to stay Updated?


entecom paygate
entecom visa
entecom master card
entecom verified by visa
entecom master card secure code

OK / Close