As the world mourns the death of one of its most admired personalities, the legacy and achievements of Nelson Mandela are being reiterated everywhere. In most international media stations, especially in the west, his greatest achievement was his role in promoting reconciliation between whites and blacks in South Africa and promoting coexistence to create a […]
What should have been an all-inclusive celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela, a celebration that drew over 90 heads of state, including celebrities worldwide, ended in an embarrassing, enraging disappointment for the South African deaf community and the deaf community worldwide. As a deaf person, I am thoroughly insulted that someone like Thamsanqa Jantjie […]
Over the next couple of days hundred of thousands in person and billions on television would pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela.
It is said that some have greatness thrust upon them, some achieve greatness, and some are born great. Nelson Mandela falls into the last category, born great. There is no doubt about the fact that Rolihlahla (name bestowed by his father on his birth), Madiba (his clan name) and Nelson (name given to him by the […]