Remembering Nelson Mandela’s first steps of freedom

On 11 February 1990

Millions watched as Nelson Mandela took his first steps of freedom.

Frederik Willem de Klerk and Nelson Mandela at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos in 1992. (Image: World Economic Forum, via Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
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Nelson Mandela walked through the gates of Victor Verster Prison because he insisted on doing so.

South Africans championing human rights

Besides the late Nelson Mandela, many other South Africans have stood up for human rights. Among their names, we can count people like Desmond Tutu and Miriam Makeba. They have all devoted their time and talents to improving the lives of all people.

Leading Women Summit

The rise of robots, and opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, were some of the topics that were discussed at the annual Leading Women Summit in Johannesburg

President Jacob Zuma attended the Summit of the Indian Ocean Rim Association Business Forum and Leaders’ Summit to undertake a State Visit at the invitation of President Joko Widodo

The IORA Summit has been convened under the theme “Strengthening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Indian Ocean” to commemorate 20 years of the Association’s existence.  South Africa and Indonesia are both founding members of the IORA, which consists of twenty one coastal Member States bordering the Indian Ocean, stretching from South Africa in the west, running up the eastern coast of Africa, along the Gulf to South and Southeast Asia, ending with Australia in the east.

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