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Transcript of Nelson Mandela
7-07 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th July, 1918. He is currently a South Africa politician. In 1972, he was served a life-time amount of jail for standing up for black people. He was expelled from his school when he was younger. In South Africa, Nelson is known as Madiba. He received more than 250 awards in 4 decades for allowing the black people equal rights. He is now 93 years old and still living. Nelson's father had four wives, with whom he fathered thirteen children (four boys and nine girls). Life of Nelson Nelson married a young woman called Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela, who is more commonly known as Winnie. She originated in Pondoland, Transkei. She was one of the first female black woman who was a social worker in South Africa. For Nelson, it was love at first sight. He was 16 years older than Winnie so her family disagreed of their marriage. They married on the 1st July 1958. They separated in April 1992 and got divorced in March 1996. Later, in 1998, he got married again to Graça Machel, who he is still currently married to. His marriage Nelson was arrested, in 1956, for an act of treason. He travelled around South Africa to help people but was told he had to serve a 5 year time in jail when he got back. This was in 1962. IN 1963, Lilliesleaf Farm was raided and Nelson, along with others, were charged for sabotage. They all had to have a life imprisonment on Robben Island. He and the others were moved to Pollsmoor Prison, in 1982. Nelson was given a private cell in Pollsmoor because he had an operation in 1985. He was moved again to a house at Victor Verster Prison as the punishments got more serious in South Africa. He was finally released from prison, where he spent 27 years of his life. His Imprisonment He was, after his time in prison, a very well-known figure. He stood up for what he believed in for black peoples’ rights. Because of these qualities, he and FW shared a Nobel Peace Prize, in 1993. In 1994, he voted for the first time ever in his life- but was chosen by the people of South Africa as the first black president of that country. After 5 years of being a president, he retired and decided to help others in need around South Africa. He wants to help other people around the world and make people remember who he is. Career & Aims Characteristics Nelson Mandela was self-sacrificing. He was inspiring and strong and brave. He stood up for what he believed in and was known for being outspoken. He was loyal and honest. He didn’t give up, even though he was held prisoner for 27 years. Nelson has achieved so much in his life. He managed to gain the rights of black people and help others in the world. He is a truly inspiring person and he will influence many others. He argued with the government and has proved his point. Achievements Many people believe that Nelson was an inspiring and thoughtful person. They were influenced by him and are achieving more. Personally, we all think Nelson was an amazing and influential leader and think he is the perfect example of a good leader. Hopefully, you all see too that he is a good leader after seeing this presentation. What others think of Nelson Video for Nelson's Inaugural Speech Nelson's Motivational Speech. Your Majesties, Your Highnesses, Distinguished Guests, Comrades and friends:
Today, all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world, confer glory and hope to newborn liberty.
Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud.
Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity's belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all.
All this we owe both to ourselves and to the peoples of the world who are so well represented here today.
To my compatriots, I have no hesitation in saying that each one of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld.
Each time one of us touches the soil of this land, we feel a sense of personal renewal. The national mood changes as the seasons change.
We are moved by a sense of joy and exhilaration when the grass turns green and the flowers bloom.
That spiritual and physical oneness we all share with this common homeland explains the depth of the pain we all carried in our hearts as we saw our country tear itself apart in a terrible conflict, and as we saw it spurned, outlawed and isolated by the peoples of the world, precisely because it has become the universal base of the pernicious ideology and practice of racism and racial oppression.
We, the people of South Africa, feel fulfilled that humanity has taken us back into its bosom, that we, who were outlaws not so long ago, have today been given the rare privilege to be host to the nations of the world on our own soil.
We thank all our distinguished international guests for having come to take possession with the people of our country of what is, after all, a common victory for justice, for peace, for human dignity.
We trust that you will continue to stand by us as we tackle the challenges of building peace, prosperity, non-sexism, non-racialism and democracy.
We deeply appreciate the role that the masses of our people and their political mass democratic, religious, women, youth, business, traditional and other leaders have played to bring about this conclusion. Not least among them is my Second Deputy President, the Honourable F.W. de Klerk.
We would also like to pay tribute to our security forces, in all their ranks, for the distinguished role they have played in securing our first democratic elections and the transition to democracy, from blood-thirsty forces which still refuse to see the light.
The time for the healing of the wounds has come.
The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come.
The time to build is upon us.
We have, at last, achieved our political emancipation. We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.
We succeeded to take our last steps to freedom in conditions of relative peace. We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just and lasting peace.
We have triumphed in the effort to implant hope in the breasts of the millions of our people. We enter into a covenant that we shall build the society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity--a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.
As a token of its commitment to the renewal of our country, the new Interim Government of National Unity will, as a matter of urgency, address the issue of amnesty for various categories of our people who are currently serving terms of imprisonment.
We dedicate this day to all the heroes and heroines in this country and the rest of the world who sacrificed in many ways and surrendered their lives so that we could be free.
Their dreams have become reality. Freedom is their reward.
We are both humbled and elevated by the honour and privilege that you, the people of South Africa, have bestowed on us, as the first President of a united, democratic, non-racial and non-sexist South Africa, to lead our country out of the valley of darkness.
We understand it still that there is no easy road to freedom.
We know it well that none of us acting alone can achieve success.
We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world.
Let there be justice for all.
Let there be peace for all.
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves.
Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world.
Let freedom reign.
The sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement!
God bless Africa! 18th July
Arrested into Robin Island Prison 2012
Still living and waiting to accomplish more 1927
father passes away 1948
Nelson gets interested in
Attended peace seminar in New Delhi 1981