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The Legacy of Nelson Mandela – Political and Social Aftermath

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” –          Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa And that’s how the icon made a striking difference in the world. The visionary made the world believe nothing is really impossible, and how far one […]

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

–          Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

And that’s how the icon made a striking difference in the world. The visionary made the world believe nothing is really impossible, and how far one can push his/her limit to achieve new heights. Mandela had always focused on setting an example of dedication, courage and sacrifice for his people. This is the reason why the icon is still praised, remembered and respected even after six years have fled past since he left us for the heavenly abode.

The legacy of political and social learning, significance and outcomes left behind by this man are truly commendable. As a note of tribute to the revolutionary Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, let’s take a look at his social contributions and political achievements.

§  Nelson roared like a tiger during anti-apartheid rallies

You must have written about this brutality in your history essay. Apartheid was a social and political system in South Africa during the years of White minority rule. The system enforced racial discrimination among the non-whites.

This, as a result, led to physical and psychological sufferings among the South African natives. As the world gradually awakened to the sufferings of the Africans, Mandela took charge of the situation as a leader driven by motivation and zeal. He fuelled the very idea of forming rallies and protest march as symbols of revolution, unity and justice.

As a matter of fact, Nelson’s message was so strong and powerful that the rallies didn’t stop even when he was behind bars. This is why, the protest song named “Free Nelson Mandela” was composed and performed by the legendary Special AKA band, right after its members attended one of those protest rallies. It immediately became a top ten hit in the United Kingdom, and eventually an iconic anthem across the world.

This paved the path for many future revolutionaries and political/social leaders to embrace rallies as a strategy to bring a large group of protestors under one umbrella.

§  Nelson’s speech for the fight against HIV/Aids helped victims find new light of hope

Talking of the social and political legacy left behind by Nelson Mandela, this is something that gets a special mention. It is said that the legendary leader changed the aids agenda in South Africa for the better, and perhaps in the most powerful way. His intervention at the global convention in Durban in 2000 was an extremely emotional moment, not only for his fellow Africans, but also for the entire world.

By 2000, Mandela realised that Aids was a growing problem in his country and worldwide. This triggered him to address the real issues and let the whole world listen and participate in his quest for eliminating the odds of HIV/Aids once and for all.  

During the conference, he stated, “The one event where every word uttered, every gesture made, has to be measured against the effect it can and will have on the lives of millions of real human beings all over this continent and planet.”

The speech was so impactful that it inspired and motivated millions of people across the world to come together and fight against HIV/Aids more seriously. Mandela carried out his advocacy as a devoted fighter against HIV/Aids until his last breath. He is considered as one of the most significant world leaders to introduce the criticality of such health conditions in a constructive way.

§  Nelson Mandela introduced education to rural students

Mandela once famously said that education is one powerful weapon that can be used in order to change the world for better. And we cannot agree more to this. The leader founded the Nelson Mandela Institute for Rural Development and Education during the year 2007. The established was introduced in order to serve the following purposes.

®    Appointing diligent tutor to remote areas and rural territories.

®    Backing up conventional schools with modern facilities.

®    Promoting a more sustainable future for the generations to follow next.

It was during the era of Mandela that the realm of education and the very concept of “education for all” got prominence and recognition across the globe.

Parting Thoughts

With each of the social and political contributions, as mentioned above, we can only long for Mandela’s presence. His teachings, perspectives and initiatives are still relevant and strong enough to motivate a large segment of the earth dwellers to dream of a better and more peaceful world.

The world is in need of more people like him!

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“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

–          Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

And that’s how the icon made a striking difference in the world. The visionary made the world believe nothing is really impossible, and how far one can push his/her limit to achieve new heights. Mandela had always focused on setting an example of dedication, courage and sacrifice for his people. This is the reason why the icon is still praised, remembered and respected even after six years have fled past since he left us for the heavenly abode.

The legacy of political and social learning, significance and outcomes left behind by this man are truly commendable. As a note of tribute to the revolutionary Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, let’s take a look at his social contributions and political achievements.

§  Nelson roared like a tiger during anti-apartheid rallies

You must have written about this brutality in your history essay. Apartheid was a social and political system in South Africa during the years of White minority rule. The system enforced racial discrimination among the non-whites.

This, as a result, led to physical and psychological sufferings among the South African natives. As the world gradually awakened to the sufferings of the Africans, Mandela took charge of the situation as a leader driven by motivation and zeal. He fuelled the very idea of forming rallies and protest march as symbols of revolution, unity and justice.

As a matter of fact, Nelson’s message was so strong and powerful that the rallies didn’t stop even when he was behind bars. This is why, the protest song named “Free Nelson Mandela” was composed and performed by the legendary Special AKA band, right after its members attended one of those protest rallies. It immediately became a top ten hit in the United Kingdom, and eventually an iconic anthem across the world.

This paved the path for many future revolutionaries and political/social leaders to embrace rallies as a strategy to bring a large group of protestors under one umbrella.

§  Nelson’s speech for the fight against HIV/Aids helped victims find new light of hope

Talking of the social and political legacy left behind by Nelson Mandela, this is something that gets a special mention. It is said that the legendary leader changed the aids agenda in South Africa for the better, and perhaps in the most powerful way. His intervention at the global convention in Durban in 2000 was an extremely emotional moment, not only for his fellow Africans, but also for the entire world.

By 2000, Mandela realised that Aids was a growing problem in his country and worldwide. This triggered him to address the real issues and let the whole world listen and participate in his quest for eliminating the odds of HIV/Aids once and for all.  

During the conference, he stated, “The one event where every word uttered, every gesture made, has to be measured against the effect it can and will have on the lives of millions of real human beings all over this continent and planet.”

The speech was so impactful that it inspired and motivated millions of people across the world to come together and fight against HIV/Aids more seriously. Mandela carried out his advocacy as a devoted fighter against HIV/Aids until his last breath. He is considered as one of the most significant world leaders to introduce the criticality of such health conditions in a constructive way.

§  Nelson Mandela introduced education to rural students

Mandela once famously said that education is one powerful weapon that can be used in order to change the world for better. And we cannot agree more to this. The leader founded the Nelson Mandela Institute for Rural Development and Education during the year 2007. The established was introduced in order to serve the following purposes.

®    Appointing diligent tutor to remote areas and rural territories.

®    Backing up conventional schools with modern facilities.

®    Promoting a more sustainable future for the generations to follow next.

It was during the era of Mandela that the realm of education and the very concept of “education for all” got prominence and recognition across the globe.

Parting Thoughts

With each of the social and political contributions, as mentioned above, we can only long for Mandela’s presence. His teachings, perspectives and initiatives are still relevant and strong enough to motivate a large segment of the earth dwellers to dream of a better and more peaceful world.

The world is in need of more people like him!

Author Bio: Ammie Jackson is a history case study writer associated with the digital academic portal Allessaywriter.com. Apart from that, She is a freelance researcher of historical and political artefacts, hailing all the way from Glasgow, United Kingdom.


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