“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
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Biography Nelson Mandela
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- WHO: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
- BORN: 18 July 1918
- WHERE: Mvezo, South Africa
- NATIONALITY: South African
- GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
- 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 an 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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