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Tafelberg Short: Moments with Mandela (eBook) | Current Affairs & Issues

Wilmot James


Reading the script of Invictus, finding a new – Afrikaans and anti-slavery – name for Mandela’s Cape Town home, discussing awkward issues like HIV or ‘coloured’ politics: through all these experiences of Nelson Mandela Wilmot James’s admiration for the man’s values and his fearlessness grew.
In revealing anecdotes, the author shares his personal and political journey and how this was deeply informed by those values exemplified by Mandela. He tells of his youth and his initial attraction to Black Consciousness, of how he met Jakes Gerwel, of his political and career development and how he eventually became a leader in the Democratic Alliance. Yet Mandela’s example – and the challenge of his legacy – still informs James’s deepest convictions.
A gripping, up-close look at the legacy of a singular leader.

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Tafelberg Short: Moments with Mandela (eBook) | Current Affairs & Issues

Author: Wilmot James
Category: Current Affairs & Issues
ISBN: 9780624057161
Date Released: 05 November 2012
Price (incl. VAT): R 55.00
Format: eBook ePub

About this author

Wilmot James

Dr Wilmot James was born in Paarl in 1953. He is a noted South African academic-turned-politician, who currently is a MP for the Democratic Alliance (DA)....