Posts Tagged "Nelson Mandela"

Satyagraha Tour of South Africa
Overview of Day 2 Albertina Luthuli Shares

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Satyagraha Tour of South Africa  Overview of Day 2 Albertina Luthuli Shares

Satyagraha Day Two we meet Greg Garson of Garson Expeditions a certified South African Tour guide who is also quite the historian. He rightly insists we start with an overview of South African History. Greg is a beautiful and eloquent story teller mesmerizing us as he shares an overview of the long and complicated history with our delegation. He begins by taking us to King Shaka Zulu’s last military citadel and the site of his grave where he was assassinated by his two half-brothers Dingane and Mhlangana. King Shaka Zulu rose to be one of the greatest Zulu King’s, his earliest mentor was Dingiswayo. King Shaka’s first major battle against Zwide, the...

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On This Day!

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

On This Day!

On This Day! Today is the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s swearing-in as President of South Africa.   Photo: This is the very location where Nelson Mandela cast his vote in his country’s first all-race elections at a polling booth in the school. Mandela chose the area because he wanted to give the native black population the confidence to vote. He chose Ohlange High school in particular because this is where John Dube the first President of what was to become the ANC was buried and he wanted to lay a wreath. Mandela stood by the grave and said “Mr President, I have come to report to you that South Africa is free today.”   Photo taken during...

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Nelson Mandela Foundation:
Meeting with the ‘Robben Islanders’

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Nelson Mandela Foundation:  Meeting with the ‘Robben Islanders’

During the inaugural Gandhi Satyagraha Tour of South Africa June 2014 we had the opportunity to participate in a historic gathering at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, with several of whom were imprisoned with Mandela for decades and then went on to play important roles in the re-establishment of the post-apartheid government. This is a partial account of that amazing time together. Tour Delegation led by Arun & Tushar Gandhi meeting with Ahmed “Uncle Kathy” Kathrada, and Robben Islanders Laloo “Isu” Chiba, and Shirish Nanabhai at the Nelson Mandela Foundation Nelson Mandela, following his Presidency, would ask his staff of that time to do...

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Gandhi Satyagraha South Africa Tour Filling fast!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Gandhi Satyagraha South Africa Tour Filling fast!

Dr. Arun Gandhi has announced that Gandhi Legacy Tours has set itinerary dates for its 2014 inaugural South Africa Gandhi Satyagraha Tour, and is calling for all tour participates to finalize registration by mid February. Sign-ups for the inaugural South Africa Gandhi Mandela Tour are anticipated to be fully subscribed, don’t miss out! South Africa is new for the Gandhi Legacy Tours enterprise, which noted peace and human rights activist, Dr. Gandhi, a started with his late wife, Sunanda Gandhi, over 17 years ago as an annual Gandhian pilgrimage to important places in India where Gandhi developed and enacted his philosophy of non-violent activism that changed the...

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Gandhi’s granddaughter remembers Mandela

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Gandhi’s granddaughter remembers Mandela

DURBAN – Like so many who knew Nelson Mandela personally, it’s been a painful time for Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Indian independence movement leader Mohandas Gandhi. “I think each one made their own personal contribution.” The 73-year-old describes it as a surreal experience. “Even though he was ill and everybody expected this to happen, unlike with my grandfather who was assassinated and it was a shock, this too came to us as a real shock, so it feels like there’s an emptiness, there’s a vacuum,” Gandhi said. Madiba’s legacy has been compared to that of Ela’s grandfather, but she pointed out the two were very different....

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