Nelson Mandela 1918-2013, Hamba kahle Madiba

Nelson Mandela was more than a hero. He was, and continues to be through his legacy, a true global leader, inspiring the human heart to its greatest potential, reminding us that “education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”

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“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela

Mandela stood for equality and justice and honor, and by example showed us the power of humility and forgiveness. We should honor him, now and always, by continuing his life’s work through increased empathy, collaboration and peacebuilding throughout the world.

Mandela’s ancestral name “Madiba” has become a sign of respect and affection, so now we join in a worldwide tradition and say, Hamba kahle Madiba.

View these stories from our network and partners:

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Remembering Nelson Mandela
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, StatementThe Gates Notes
Rockefeller Foundation, Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela
Banking Association South Africa, Passing of Former South African President, Mr. Nelson Mandela
CAF South Africa, We celebrate the life and works of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (PDF)
CIVICUS, Global Civil Society Mourns the Passing of Nelson Mandela
King Baudouin Foundation United States, Honoring Mandela’s Legacy

View these additional stories:

Daily Monitor, Barack Obama pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
Christian Aid, Nelson Mandela
The Good News, Tribute to Madiba
Heirs Holdings, Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
Greenpeace, Hamba kahle Nelson Mandela: with our deepest gratitude
Daily Maverick, Rest in peace, Madiba. Thank you for everything.

Post your condolences on the South African Government page on Facebook.

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