Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 – 2013): Thank You and Goodbye!

Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013) - Thank you & Goodbye!
Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) – Thank you & Goodbye!

Nelson Mandela is no more. The world is exceptionally united in saluting the iconic fighter for democracy, freedom and equality for all humans.

The man who famously chronicled his ‘long walk to freedom’ also had a ‘long goodbye’ that stretched for several months. So his death did not come as a shock. Nevertheless, his departure provides an opportunity to reflect on what he accomplished — and, more importantly, how.

Links to all my posts on Nelson Mandela:

12 Dec 2013: Op-ed essay: Can Development Community catch up with Nelson Mandela?

8 Dec 2013: When Worlds Collide #94: Nelson Mandela as a Great Communicator

21 Oct 2013: සිවුමංසල කොලූගැටයා #139: නෙල්සන් මැන්ඩෙලා විශිෂ්ට සන්නිවේදකයකු වූ සැටි

26 July 2013: සිවුමංසල කොලූගැටයා #127: මැන්ඩෙලාට සවියක් වූ නිදහස් මතධාරියෝ

19 July 2013: සිවුමංසල කොලූගැටයා #126 නෙල්සන් මැන්ඩෙලා: ගමන නොනිමෙයි!

18 July 2013: Waiting for My Own Mandela…not any longer!

10 Feb 2010: Waiting for Mandela: Film maker recalls momentous week in Feb 1990

4 Feb 2010: Invictus: Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman serve more Mandela magic

18 July 2008: Celebrating Nelson Mandela…and South Africa’s television revolution