Tag Archives: South Africa

South Africans Reflect on Mandela’s ‘Rainbow Nation’

This National Public Radio feature interviews South Africans and gives a fascinating map of the work-in-progress of this ‘Rainbow Nation.’ Here’s an taste: click to hear the whole feature… From the interview with political commentator Justice Malala: “When I was 20 years old, 23 years ago, I walked with fear in Johannesburg and in Pretoria […]

Leader, Savior, Terrorist: Nelson Mandela and the Space of Mythic Transformation

Even leaders who have achieved a great deal carry many stories,many projected identies. When they move, like Nelson Mandela, from revolutionary to healer, even after becoming mythic heroes in their own time, they inspire many emotions — fear, joy, envy. They hold a difficult place, leading change in cascading shifts, not just in their own […]

Tribute to Nelson Mandela: Five ways his leadership changed the world

Yesterday, when Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95, the world mourned. Mandela changed us by changing his country, and by embodying a changing story — from revolutionary to ruler, he modeled healing leadership with determination, grace and consistency. From the beginning, chosen to be the figurehead of the anti-Apartheid movement, Mandela embodied change. […]

Nelson Mandela: From Revolutionary Leader to Healing Leader

Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela! 95 years old, in the hospital and still inspiring his people to celebrate, Nelson Mandela remains an inspiration all over the world for his persistence, revolutionary values, healing work in uniting his country as a strategic leader who demonstrated that radical change can happen, at a cost, but with good results. […]