Remembering Greatness: Happy Birthday, Madiba

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Nelson Mandela would have been 96 this week. It's the first birthday since his passing -- celebrations replaced with mourning and reflection. With the passing of Mandela, humanity lost a quiet voice of reason -- one we still sorely need in an increasingly polarized world. In honour of Mandela's birthday, here are some of our own fondest memories of "Madiba."

I Visited Robben Island, But Could Not Bring Myself to See Madiba's Jail

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada
Kirsty Duncan

You never took the easy route, you understood that great anger and violence can never build a nation, and you united a divided country. It is time Canada learned from you and reached out in friendship, nation to nation, to our First Peoples. Thank you for teaching us grace.

Passing Mandela's Torch to a New Generation of Leaders

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

If there were such a thing as a rock star politician, the man known affectionately around the globe as "Madiba" is one. Today's youngest generation did not witness his historic struggle, release or election. Yet they know his extraordinary messages of equality, hope and forgiveness. And they are ready to receive his torch.

Watching the Watchdog: As South Africa's State Broadcaster Goes, So Goes the Nation

Tim Knight | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Nelson Mandela lies dying in a Pretoria hospital. The government he once headed as the rainbow nation becomes more and more like the kleptocracy that was the apartheid government it replaced. And the South African Broadcasting Corporation reverts back to the servile state broadcaster it used to be.

Mandela Hospitalized For Lung Infection

CP | Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela is suffering from a recurring lung infection and is responding to medical treatments, th...

Nelson Mandela's Life Story Told In Social Media

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Impact

New media is undoubtedly one of the most powerful tools for political change. The importance of an accessible public sphere in which to freely discuss...