José Ramos-Horta: A Personal Tribute to Madiba

José Ramos-Horta: A Personal Tribute to Madiba

Nobel Peace Laureates were to be gathering in South Africa in the second week of October as guests of our revered colleague and brother Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former President Frederik DeKlerk. The gathering, an annual event, to be held in Cape Town, was meant as...
Cape Town — the townships

Cape Town — the townships

It’s almost hard to speak about this day. We started off in the opulence of the Cape Grace hotel. Then we traveled into the townships, into extreme poverty, sitting in the shadows of Capetown’s European elegance. It’s poverty. If you’ve traveled at all, you’ve seen...
Cape Town — the beauty

Cape Town — the beauty

There’s the iconic peacemaker, there’s the social justice… and then there’s the beauty. no images were...

1993 – Nelson Mandela, defeated hatred in South Africa

The son of a tribal chief, Nelson Mandela began his opposition to South Africa’s government policies while attending college. He went on to become a lawyer and joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1944. For two decades he led the fight against...

1993 – F. W. de Klerk, helped end Apartheid

An attorney who held a number of South African ministerial posts, F.W. de Klerk became both the leader of South Africa’s National Party and the country’s president in 1989. Upon becoming President, de Klerk, a conservative, shocked many when he lifted the...
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