A tapestry of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at Cape Town International Airport. Travellers touching down at the international arrivals hall will be welcomed by the Flying Madiba
, created as a tribute to his work towards improving human rights for all.
Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time. His role
in fighting apartheid and his ability to steer South Africa through the crisis of its
rebirth earned him a world reputation as a statesman and peacemaker.
South Africa's former first lady, Graça Machel celebrated her 70th birthday a little early by working on a cause – to help end world hunger. She took part in a meal packing drive in her home country of Mozambique and worked with the Stop Hunger Now organisation.
The United Nations has launched revised guidelines on the treatment of prisoners worldwide, to ensure they are treated humanely and with dignity. Named after Madiba, the Nelson Mandela Rules outline the rights of prisoners and act as a blueprint for the protection of prisoner rights.
elson Mandela has been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame for using the sport as a way to build a divided nation. The ceremony took place on Saturday, ahead of the Springboks' taking on – and beating – Scotland in a Pool B group match in the Rugby World Cup.
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