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Seven Ways Nelson Mandela Changed South Africa and The World

Nelson Mandela achievements

Nelson Mandela is renowned as a revolutionary leader with many great achievements who spent his life fighting inequality and for a free and fair society.

He was determined to fight all forms of discrimination, injustice and inequality. Madiba stands out as a visionary leader who exercised his power with humility and respect for his colleagues and opponents alike.

The 7 Biggest Achievements of Nelson Mandela

Madiba achieved many things before, during, and after his presidency. He brought a nation together in the following ways:

1. Forgiveness

Peace and forgiveness were Mandela’s biggest influences on the new South Africa. He was adamant that the way forward should not be clouded by anger over the past. In 1995, he established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which investigated human rights violations and gave an outlet to grievances.

2. Youth

Getting the youth vote is a common practice nowadays. But as far back as 1944, one of Mandela’s strategic projects was to convene an ANC youth league – the ANCYL.

3. Honesty

Nelson Mandela admitted the wrongs that he had committed but was steadfast in his justification that it was for the greater good.

4. Resilience

Being handed a life sentence did not weaken Mandela’s resolve.

5. Dignity

Despite his hardships, Mandela’s strength, conviction and great dignity made him a noteworthy leader around the world.

6. Moral Compass

“The apartheid regime had put law and order in disrepute,” Mandela wrote of the Constitution in his autobiography. “Because of this crude practice, and out of my own convictions, I exploited every opportunity to promote respect for law and order and for the judiciary.”

7. Generosity

Through his foundations, Mandela advocates:

  • Through his foundations, Mandela advocates:
  • Educational opportunities,
  • Social justice in every corner of the world,
  • HIV/AIDS crisis management,
  • The fight against poverty.

As a nation, we can only live his message and continue to fight the good fight. At TRA, we do this by offering affordable gap cover options to a nation that deserves quality private healthcare.

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