A Tribute to Tata Nelson Mandela
(Photograph by Siphiwe Mhlambi.)
IT IS UP TO THE PEOPLE...
Tributes to Tata Madiba are pouring in from around the world.
We were so privileged to have had Nelson Mandela lead our country over our transmission to democracy.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu in his Cathedral service this morning called for us South Africans to be Mandela's memorial, not by building stone monuments, but by working together, all of us, in ways that would embody all that Nelson Mandela stood for.
The one gift you and I can give to Mandela is a gift of a united South Africa. This is what he wanted and was the ideal to which he dedicated his life.
It is up to us, the people of South Africa, to completely change society.
Thousands of South Africans are reaching out in their own way to develop the kind of nation that Nelson Mandela dreamed about, you can view some of them on the Together SA's Portfolio of Change Makers. Tata Madiba taught us to never discount what one person can do for the world.
And so on this momentous day, we pay tribute to one of history's greatest leaders and send our condolences to Mandela's family.
We honour you, our beloved Madiba, with love and respect. Rest in peace.
Di Smith and the Awesome SA Team
South Africans Positively Influencing the Future.