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Daily Meditations – Stoic Quotes from Nelson Mandela

Iconic picture of Nelson Mandela and François Pienaar by Jean-Pierre Muller at the 1995 Rugby World Cup

To jump straight to the quotes and their rendering, go down to ‘Meditating to Mandela’ quotes.’

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One of the popular things about Nelson Mandela on the internet is the question on his faith. Was he Christian or not?

The other popular thing is his favourite line: “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” It is a line from the Stoic Victorian Poem ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley.

This is what nelson Mandela would say about entrepreneurship – a parody speech

[Read with Nelson Mandela voice. This is a parody speech of Nelson Mandela giving encouragement to entrepreneurs. It never took place]

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In 1952, Oliver Tambo and I decided to become entrepreneurs. We started South Africa’s first black-owned law firm – Mandela & Tambo – right during apartheid.

In the beginning things were hard, I only had 2 suits. So, don’t laugh at the young entrepreneur you see at conferences wearing the same suit over and over again.

Here is some little advice. Buy a black suit if it will be the only one for a long time. Any other colour will give you off – that you wear the same suit all the time.

7 of Tbo Touch’s Touchdowns: Nuggets for Pursuing Success

Some say Tbo Touch (real name, Thabo Molefe) is annoying on radio as he (formerly on his Metro FM show – Touch 326) talks more about himself.

I wrote this post before he left Metro FM to start his own online radio station with Gareth Cliff – Touchcentral. And now it has changed to Touch HD.

Maybe he is a bit of a narcist. I’ve figured there are great variables

Observing 15 Points of the Ascendance of Julius Malema

Tumbr Julius Malema

Some saw the rise of young Nelson Mandela and the victory of old Nelson become the president of the first democratically elected government of South Africa in 1994 – at the age of 75.

Not all who saw the young Nelson rise witnessed his presidency of course; 75 is a lot of years to be around living.

It so happens our generation is witnessing the rise of another politician, Julius Malema. 

Mandela did not sell out; De Klerk and company were pulling

I’m sure most of you saw an article on Mandela’s birthday; titled “Mandela sold blacks out” via News24. I could feel the pain the fella was spilling into the post. Either you sympathized with it; were disgusted by it or felt neutral. Nonetheless it pointed out real points that have a fundamental bearing on the South African economy.

The CODESA negotiations had a number of outcomes which of course directed South Africa’s political and economic future.

Land was to be redistributed per the model known as willing buyer willing seller, private property was to be constitutionally protected, new bill of rights and the South African Reserve Bank remained in private hands.

The Convention of Democratic South Africa produced what it produced and at the same time didn’t produce some aspirations. In many senses our struggle heroes tried their best. Kudos to them!