Back in July, Yale World Fellow Sisonke Msimang reflected on Mandela’s legacy for her life:
“In the weeks since Madiba has been back in hospital, as the media have hovered and the headlines have been gobbled up by silly and sad wars over all manner of Madiba-related matters, I have realised how much his intellectual contributions to post-apartheid South Africa have changed me; not at the symbolic level that was so appealing in my youth, but at the level of analysis and principle that are so crucial as you move from girlhood to womanhood. Simply by being present, by being around for so long, he has taught me how to lead.”
Read the whole piece in South Africa’s Mail & Guardian here.
Rest in peace, Madiba.