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“Access to water is a common goal. It is central in the social, economic and political affairs of the country, African continent, and the world. It should be a lead sector of cooperation for world development” Nelson Mandela

Environmental Quotes Nelson Mandela

Biography Nelson Mandela

  • CATEGORY: Environmental quotes
  • WHO: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
  • BORN: 18 July 1918
  • WHERE: Mvezo, South Africa
  • NATIONALITY: South African
    • Nelson Mandela is a South African anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary which served as President of South Africa between 1994-1999.
    • He was the first elected fully representative, black President to hold the office in South Africa, the former apartheid regime.
    • In his years as President Nelson Mandela focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized inequality, racism, and poverty.
    • He was a Xhosa born to the Thembu royal family and educated in law at the University of Witwatersrand and Fort Hare.
    • As young he was an active member of Youth League in ANC involved in anti-colonial politics.
    • In 1990, an international campaign lobbied for his release, and Nelson Mandela became a free man after served 27 years in prison, first on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison.
    • He has received global praise for his political work and anti-apartheid position and received more than 250 awards, in 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, Soviet Order of Lenin and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom
    • Mandela Day objective is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, build a global movement for good. It seeks to empower communities everywhere. “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day
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