Our nation was saddened by the passing of our greatest icon and leader, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. We’re taking a few minutes to remember one of the greatest human beings to have walked our planet, and rejoice in the privilege of being blessed with his love and leadership.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done”
For many South Africans, the dream of an equal and democratic society seemed very far away for many years. Madiba embodied our country’s struggle for freedom through his own imprisonment on Robben Island for 27 years. But it was his love and forgiveness out of prison which captured the imagination and respect of the entire world. Madiba not only showed that he had put the past behind him and forgiven, but proved that through hard work and unity we could make our country the great nation he envisioned.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
Madiba was a firm believer in nurturing and educating our youth. He visited many schools and universities to encourage youth and young adults to study hard, perservere and to lead our country from within towards the heights we all believe we are capable of. Every parent, uncle, aunt and child honours Madiba’s memory when we cherish each other, and support each other to be a little better at everything we do.
"A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of."
Madiba taught us that we could only thrive as a single unified society, and that no part of our nation could be left behind in the pursuit of a better life. It is only through looking out for each other, through sometimes doing more that what is comfortable or convenient for others that we transcend the everyday challenges life brings us.
While our nation mourns for it’s spiritual father, we at Afrihost will continue to strive to live by the lessons he taught us - to reach for the impossible, to foster young talent and nurture our talent and to do whatever we can to make the lives of those around us just a little better. We’ll continue to strive to be better people and treat each other and our clients with the love and compassion that were Madiba’s gift to us.
Hamba Kahle, Tata!
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 to 5 December 2013)