Entries tagged: South Africa


What does Mandela mean for ordinary people in South Africa

The most touching Mandela tribute came from the least expected place… The choir began an “impromtu” rendition of Asimbonanga [We have not seen him], singing: Asimbonanga [we have not seen him] Asimbonang’ uMandela thina [we[…]


What does Mandela mean for the world?

Many things, which will become clearer with deeper reflection. There is nostalgia for the example of the life dedicated to the public good, now a chimera in an age of cheap populism. There is affirmation[…]