South Africa

New women’s community project in South Africa. Photo: Henry Brink
New women’s community project in South Africa. Photo: Henry Brink

[Photos] From 67 blankets to 21 000

DIEPSLOOT – What began as a light-hearted challenge between two acquaintances, has evolved in to a world record attempt to knit 21 000 blankets to commemorate 21 years of freedom.

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Africare's former Honorary Chair, Nelson Mandela
Africare's former Honorary Chair, Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela: A Life Upright

Nelson Mandela possessed a monumental backbone.He wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, that he liked to think he inherited his father’s “straight and stately posture.” He was right. Mandela stood up perfectly straight – over six feet tall – and in every way nobly towered over his adversaries. He firmly demanded his own and others’ rights whenever they were withheld, never blinking in the face of intimidation. He was principled. He considered matters thoroughly, so he acted with poise and with full knowledge of the possible consequences, however grave.

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