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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the ...
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How is Nelson Mandela connected to prejudice and or discrimination?
My partner and I are working on a powerpoint presentation and this is our FINAL!
We need to refer to literary prejudice/discrimination, and historical figure.
We were assigned to Nelson Mandela.
But we have no idea who he is!
Please tell us anything you know about him,
that has to do with discrimination and prejudice.
It will be well appreciated.
thank you in advance!
Answer: He led the fight against Apartheid
Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition - ABC News
7 hours ago ... Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, took a turn for the worse and was in critical condition today, as he battles a lung infection, ...
Nelson Mandela in critical condition - Africa - Al Jazeera English
7 hours ago ... S African president says doctors are doing "everything possible" to improve health of 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon.
Could you list some reasons why Hitler was a bad leader and why nelson Mandela was a good leader?
For an oral presentation Im going to compare Hitler and Nelson Mandela and try to convince the listeners that Nelson Mandela had good and effective leadership qualities and Hitler had some effective leadership qualities but not enough which made him an ineffective leader.
Answer: Well,we start here with a faulty premise,since Mandela was not a great leader.He was a good figurehead to use as a symbol in order to end the Apartheid system in S. Africa,but nothing more. However since the end of Apartheid,S Africa has been on essentially a slow downward spiral.And Nelson Mandela's ideals and ideas,which have been continued by subsequent Presidents of S Africa,are undoubtedly part of the reason for that downward slide. As it is now,S. Africa has the 10th highest Crime rate of any Country on Earth,they have the 2nd highest murder rate on Earth,and the highest Assault and Rape rates on the Planet. About 1/3 of their population has AIDS,and they seem to be barely effective at best in dealing with any of these problems. At the moment S. Africa still is holding together,but that's simply because many of their problems haven't come to the worst case yet.But if they continue on their current path,I would look for a near implosion of the country in the next two decades.
And all of that was set in motion at least in part,by Nelson Mandela and his Political Party which continues trying nothing but failed ideas over and over again.
What is a song that relates to Nelson Mandela?
My friend and I are doing a video on Nelson Mandela and his life and how he inspired
People. I need a song to be played with it. I was thinking something like John Lennon -imagine or Demi Lovato ft Jason Derulo -together. Any ideas?
Answer: There is a song called 'Free Nelson Mandela'. Look it up on YouTube
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How did Nelson Mandela rise to become South Africas first democratically elected president after?
How did Nelson Mandela rise to become South Africas first democratically elected president after spending more than 28 years in prison???
how did he become South Africas first democratically elected president after spending more than 28 years in prison? i didnt ask why he was in prison just how did he get elected after being in prison.
Die Booswig: u first go and say he wasnt elected the in ur second paragraph ur saying he was elected lol get ur story right
Answer: Welcome to politics in Africa mate, there are much to elaborate on this topic on all sides in the end of the day, but yes, in South Africa we proved that is possible to go to jail for 28 years and become President.
If you want to take it on face value, yes, amazing, but, more to all I guess in end of the day. Little bit of sarcasm maybe but I think of some of the follow up presidents maybe spent some time they would actually think of the country too and not themselves and friends, but my opinion.
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How is Nelson Mandela viewed by White South Africans? Is he respected or hated?
Given his recent hospitalization, I was just wondering what White South Africans views on Nelson Mandela are? I mean is he generally respected for the most part, or is he not well liked or even hated? I have heard there are some White South Africans who would like to see Apartheid return. So I just wanted to know if most Whites in South Africa respect Mandela for bringing the country together and helping end Apartheid, or is there still some resentment against him among White South Africans?
Answer: White South Africans still feel that they have that superiority over Nelson Mandela (Africa) after he and Winnie broke up.
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What are some risks that Nelson Mandela took for the sake of south Africa?
I have to make a chart for the strengths of Nelson Mandela and i was wondering if any of you guys could help.
Answer: Mandela was the terrorist leader of a terrorist organisation, the ANC (African National Congress) which was responsible for many thousands of, mostly black, deaths.
As recently as this month the names of Nelson Mandela and most of the ANC remained on the US government's terrorist watch list along with al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and the Tamil Tigers.
Mandela does not seek to hide his past, in his autobiography "the long walk to Freedom" he casually admits "signing off" the 1983 Church Street bombing carried out by the ANC and killing 19 innocent people whilst injuring another 200.
Now, after just 14 years of rule by Mandela and his successor Mbeki, corruption is rife, the country is beset with power cuts and the infrastructure is crumbling.
Under Apartheid, blacks and whites went to separate hospitals but they received world class health care, whatever their colour, now the facilities are collapsing or non-existent.
Black children went to different schools than white children, but they received an education, something which is now a privileged luxury. When they grew up, their bosses may have been white, but they had jobs and a living wage.
EDIT: Starry eyed - there is no opinion in this - these are the facts. My family were called "k**fir lovers" by our white neighbours because we as kids used to play with black kids. Take your blinkers off and look what South Africa has become in the last 14 years - murder, crime, rape have increased, education has gone to the dogs, public hospitals are a disgrace, corruption within government departments, failing justice system, inner cities are being destroyed - the list goes on. Mandela is not perfect and he is not the saint the rest of the world thinks he is. He is a human being like the rest of us and he has had made mistakes.
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Nelson Mandela takes turn for the worse – Presidency - City Press
Former President Nelson Mandela's condition is now critical, the Presidency has said.
Nelson Mandela's condition 'now critical': spokesperson | The Raw ...
Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela who is receiving treatment for a recurrent lung infection is now in critical condition, South Africa's presidency said Sunday. “The condition of former president Nelson Mandela, who is still in ...
Nelson Mandela How did his full awareness of the unjust nature of South African Society affects his leadershi?
Nelson Mandela. How did his full awareness of the unjust nature of South African Society affects his leadership?
Answer: During the 1950's there were revolts against white minority rule in South Africa which were put down swiftly and with a great deal of bloodshed.
Mandela and other activists (sometimes not even in concert in terms of being in direct communication with one another) turned to nonviolent means of changing their society. It is for this reason those who were sent to prison for 'crimes against the state' would engage in little more 'statement making' while in prison than going on food strikes.
Word about the injustices being wreaked upon the Black South African community was getting out through those who were often seeking teaching careers in other countries (usually Commonwealth nations, such as Canada). Members of the Black community had to leave South Africa if they wanted to have an education equal to that available to the whites in South Africa. While taking part in their learning process outside South Africa, they proved to be emissaries in their own right, speaking about the wrongs taking place back at home.
Mandela was able to come to the top and lead all the various groups of Blacks into a position to finally demonstrate to the white minority government, once and for all things would change and it would be better for a peaceful change than for the country to return to the difficulties encountered in South Africa in the 1950's and prior.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela in Critical ... - KTLA 5
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is now in critical condition, officials said.
Ambulance Rushing Nelson Mandela To The Hospital Broke Down ...
An ambulance rushing former president Nelson Mandela to hospital for emergency treatment broke down on a motorway, forcing him and his doctors to wait for up to 40 minutes in the cold, South Africa's presidency has ...
What prophet from the Bible is Nelson Mandela most comparable to?
I am doing an assignment for my Religion class in which I have to compare Nelson Mandela to a prophet from the Bible. Which prophet from the Bible would you compare him to?
Answer: We have been able to observe the real life greatness of Mr Mandela. He got a bum rap
and his persistence paid off. We have seen the results of his life in action.
We don't know much about bible prophets. We do know that the bible has hundreds of thousands
of errors in it - and outright changes. So it is difficult to know which parts might be true.
The old testament is the history book of the Jewish nation. Most of them can barely
Category: Religion & Spirituality
What was the most interesting fact that you discovered about Nelson Mandela?
I read Nelson Mandelas book Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. For my college course on Managerial Leadership, I have to answer the question what was the most interesting fact that you discovered about Nelson Mandela? The problem is there are many interesting facts that I learned about Nelson Mandela and I dont know which one to choose. What was the most interesting fact that you discovered about Nelson Mandela?
Answer: That he isn't as he likes to portray himself !
How did Nelson Mandela use religion to help him?
For some homework, I have been asked to do a few paragraphs about Nelson Mandela. One of the questions is how did he use religion to help him in his fight for equal rights for black people. Can you help me?
Answer: An odd mixture of Methodism and Marxism.
@MARTELL ~ 'The British had imprisoned him for years...' No. Can you spot the error? Google is your friend. You silly sod.
Nelson Mandela is in a 'critical' condition, South African presidential ...
NELSON Mandela's health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said in a statement.
How did Nelson Mandela use the national rugby team to unite South Africa after the end of the Apartheid?
How did Nelson Mandela use the national rugby team to unite South Africa after the end of the Apartheid?
Answer: Presumably you have an essay due in school. Well, fair enough; happens all the time on Yahoo Answers. Just don't plagiarize what Iago has provided! [Hint, especially don't just copy it, because it includes the citation to the original author; props to Iago for including that.]
There is more to this than just the rugby story. Nelson Mandela gave a priceless gift to his country - all hues! - through his willingness to forgive. Placing the welfare of the entire population ahead of his personal reactions is not so simple to actually do. Because his treatment was very well known, his calls for a united South Africa that moves beyond all that history have allowed a path forward to exist.
In contrast, consider the role and functions fo Robert Mugabe in Zim, and how that has wounded that beautiful and tragic place.
Jalan's comment is beyond idiotic and well into the pathetic.
Nelson Mandela's ambulance broke down on way to hospital ...
PRETORIA, South Africa – Nelson Mandela remained in a “serious but stable” condition, officials said Saturday, as it emerged the former president's ambulance had broken down on its way to the hospital. Presidential ...
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
The Nelson Mandela Foundation contributes to the making of a just society by promoting the vision and work of its Founder and convening dialogue around ...
Nelson Mandela in critical condition, South Africa's presidency says ...
JOHANNESBURG (CNN) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is now in critical condition, officials said. Mandela's condition worsened in the past 24 hours, the South African president's office said, citing ...
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They know whom they will vote for, though some are a little uncertain about how to vote (they are hoping someone at the polling station will explain it to them). They come from Mumbai, India; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; and Georgetown, Guyana, and their political opinions and insights on the eve of New York States presidential primary on Tuesday have - Primary on Feb 5 will be momentous occasion for New York Citys first-time immigrant voters; about 37 percent of citys population, or 3 million people, are foreign-born, and hotly contested presidential race is generating excitement among disperate communities; photo (M) - By MANNY FERNANDEZ; John Eligon contributed reporting.
Can you help with my query on whether Nelson Mandela was a terrorist?
George Galloway on Twitter condemned the now late Margaret Thatcher for once describing Nelson Mandela as a "terrorist".
My research suggests that he once directed the blowing up of a government installation.
However, I dont know if this counts as terrorism in a any reasonable or accepted sense, or whether he participated in any other acts which could be so described.
Answer: First, the ANC was never involved in the car bomb that killed over 19 civilians within South Africa, it was the MK (Spear of the Nation). Second, Nelson Mandela was incarcerated at Robben Island during the planning and actual car bomb attack; he was in no way connected to the incident. In addition, the liberation struggle in South Africa was different than anything we have experienced in America. The apartheid government had no representations for African rights and were responsible for the killing of hundreds of Africans, massacres like Sharpeville are always overlooked. Nelson Mandela was never a terrorist and still isn't, but the battle against an apartheid government sometimes requires leaving a non-protest method of liberation.
We consider terrorist today as being radical and unjustified acts against society. It is not wise to give anyone this label, especially if they were a part of a greater movement: the liberation of South Africa against an apartheid political and economical system.
PODCAST: Scheduled to appear this week are Bill Keller on Nelson Mandela; Elizabeth Royte on The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw; Rachel Donadio on Harold L. (Doc) Humes; and Dwight Garner with best-seller news. Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of the Book Review, is the host. PAPER CUTS: The Book Reviews blog covers books and other forms of printed
Hospitalized Nelson Mandela In Critical Condition
The anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president has been in a Pretoria hospital since June 8 with a recurring lung infection.
OP-ED COLUMNIST; Beyond Americas Original Sin
There are things you come to believe and things you carry in your blood. In my case, having spent part of my childhood in apartheid South Africa, I bear my measure of shame. As a child, experience is wordless but no less powerful for that. How vast, how shimmering, was Muizenberg beach, near Cape Town, with all that glistening white skin spread - By ROGER COHEN
Where can i find videos on Nelson Mandela?
I want to download videos on Nelson Mandela, only short ones for a power point Im doing for a sose assignment any ideas please?
Any help will be fine.
Alternatively, you could get pictures of Nelson Mandela and put that into Windows Movie Maker.
However, that only works is if you save your Powerpoint on your USB, you have to save your movie as well.
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Nelson Mandela now in critical condition - USA Today
5 hours ago ... Nelson Mandela was in critical condition Sunday after a deterioration in his health, and doctors 'are doing everything possible'' for him, South ...
What are some points I could use to argue that Nelson Mandela is/isnt a freedom fighter?
I already have a few but Ill probably need a few more. I have an exam on Nelson Mandela (and Jack the Ripper) on Monday and I need some help writing a practise essay on the question:
"Was Nelson Mandela a freedom fighter or criminal? Discuss."
Thank you so much! :)
Thanks everyone whos helped so far, but I cant look at videos unless theyre on Youtube. Is there a version of that video you sent me the link to on Youtube? Thanks.
Answer: So a criminal is a person that has committed a crime, right? This is a logical assumption that cannot be challenged. But do we know what a crime is?
1. Is there a logical assumption that can clarify this question? This would mean something like "crimes are things that criminals do" but for this to be true a criminal should be an ontological entity regardless of time and space.
2. Do we have an intuitive way of knowing what a crime is? Perhaps, since there are some human deeds that we intuitively consider wrong because of the harm they do to others like murder. Human rights are supposed to hold all those actions that seem to hinder the notion of human behavior. But you also commit a crime if you don't pay taxes or alimony. So...
3. Are some crimes non intuitive?
There are some actions committed by humans as citizens that are considered criminal not because they harm humanity but because they harm the State. So the State defines certain actions as criminal even when they could hinder notions that humans strive for, like liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So that is why "when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government".
It follows that Mandela would have been a criminal under the laws of a fair State but not under a despotic State since such a State had no underlying right to impose its abusive laws.
So Mandela was a freedom fighter.
What are some historians that have studied South African apartheid and Nelson Mandela?
I need to reference atleast two historians in an essay Im doing entitled "Examine Nelson Mandelas role in attaining social and political rights for his people in South Africa" does anyone know of any historians that commentate on this? Preferably two with somewhat differing viewpoints?
Answer: I don't think Nelson Mandela studied the subject. However, growing up in South Africa, he probably felt troubled by the inequality, thus he took it upon himself to do something about it. Starting out as an activist, he was imprisoned for his efforts but upon release he realized that lawmakers like the office of the presidency are ones who really possessed the power to "make it happen". Therefore he raised his own campaign like any other aspiring president to be.
"Invictus" the movie is a biography and historically correct production and could considered a study of some sort since they would have probably needed to do some research to put it together
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Nelson Mandela Biography - Birthday, Facts, Life Story, Quotes ...
Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994, following a 20-year anti-apartheid campaign. Watch Biography.com's video of Mandela to ...
Here’s to You, Mr. Mandela
A tribute concert for Nelson Mandela featured Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and other artists.
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How did nelson Mandela use the south African rugby team to unite the people of south Africa?
How did nelson Mandela use the south African ruby team to unite the people of south Africa after the end of apartheid?
Answer: Best to go and rent a DVD or watch on pay tv the movie "Invictus" directed by Clint Eastwood.
It gives a reasonably good account on Nelson Mandela's relationship with Springbok captain Francois Pienarr by using the RWC as an opportunity to unite white, black, and coloured people in their country.
Remember this is a Hollywood movie so some historical facts have been changed and altered to make the story more dramatic.
Edit :madaxe - Laurie Mains was the AB's coach at the 95 RWC not John Hart. Other than than, I agree with the rest of your answer.
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