Since the passing of Nelson Mandela on the 5th of December, there has been no shortage of tributes and remembrances memorialising the life of our former president:a global icon, leader and luminary.The world has lost the most inspirational figure of our age. Nelson Mandela taught people across the globe the true meaning of courage, strength, hope, reconciliation and forgiveness. His example will live on and it will inspire all South Africans to achieve his vision of non-racialism, justice and the importance of human dignity for all.
While it is impossible to do justice to the life of a man who has inspired so many with his actions, SAGA would like to single out a quote from Nelson Mandela that, amongst the deluge of obituaries, tributes, speeches and quotes, we feel captures the spirit of our Association as well as the essence of the principles which this great man lived by:
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).