Honoring Nelson Mandela’s Life, Vision and Legacy

Honoring Nelson Mandela’s Life, Vision and Legacy: Implications for South Africa, Africa and the Global Community in relation to Democracy, Peace and Security

On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the world’s leading icon, freedom fighter and champion of democracy and human rights, passed away at the age of 95 years and was laid to rest on December 15 at his home village.

Nelson Mandela was a man of peace, who dedicated his life for the freedom of his people and for a better, fair and just global order. He was the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994 and helped to lay the foundation for the country reconstruction and development and its role in African and global affairs after decades of apartheid rule.

For his role and contribution, he spent 27 years in prison, far away from the comfort of his family and loved ones and could not even attend the funeral of his mother and first born son.


Mzwanele Mayekiso, CEO of iKwezi Institute for Research and Development, an intellectual research think tank based in Johannesburg concerned with issues of development, economy, democracy, Governance, politics, culture, identity, etc!.,


Mr Ronald Shiffman, Brooklyn-based city planner, architect, professor, and author. In 1964, prof Shiffman co-founded the Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development now know as the Pratt Center for Community Development. And in 1965 working with the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council and Sen. Robert Kennedy he helped to conceive and launch the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, one of the nation’s first community development corporations. 


Wuyi Jacobs & Tseliso Thipanyane

This podcast is the second segment of AfrobeatRadio on December 6, 2014 radio program on WBAI 99.5 FM, NYC Pacifica Radio.