Captivating Nelson Mandela Tribute | 11 yr. old S. African | Botlhale Boikanyo

Recently ‘Upworthy‘ – a regularly delivered video digest of information about people and events whose motto is “Things that Matter, Pass ’em on” – featured this fabulous and heartwarming spoken word tribute to Nelson Mandela. It was crafted and performed by an 11 year old South African girl, Botlhale Boikanyo.  A young poet, with enchanting words and dance, she performed her tribute to Mandela on the South Africa’s Got Talent show.

Here is her fabulous performance and heartwarming tribute. 

Botlhale Boikanyo tribute to Nelson Mandela

Botlhale Boikanyo Performing Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Summarizing his life work, she theatrically reveals the key points of his life with historical accuracy and wit; an accurate condensation of Mandela’s influence over the years and why he has been so loved. 

Nelson Mandela a Giant for Justice

Mandela smiling
a “Giant for Justice”

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Nelson Mandela | “Our Deepest Fear” by Marianne Williamson | movie: Coach Carter

I just saw this film, a very empowering and heartening story Coach Carter, based on a true story about Ken Carter, a Richmond, CA basketball coach.

In it, I was re minded of one of my favorite quotes, which was a core part of the movie. I had been under the impression that it was a quote by Nelson Mandela – as had the people who made the movie and numerous people who have attributed this speech to Mandela. I’ve been corrected. “Our Deepest Fear” is a quote by Marianne Williamson; an American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer.
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QUOTE BY MARIANNE WILLIAMSON – NOT – NELSON MANDELA

I am heartbroken to read that Nelson Mandela died yesterday at 95 years old. A leader who fought for what he believed in and exemplified integrity; someone who ‘means what he says and says what he means’.

Nelson Mandela dies at 95 former South African president

Nelson Mandela dies at 95 former South African president

As Nelson Mandela said in his extraordinary speech in 2005 on London’s Trafalgar Square, “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his actions against apartheid, to emerge as South Africa’s leader, working to guide Africa’s largest economy through bloodshed and turmoil to democracy. The world mourns Mandela, a Giant for Justice

Mandela smiling  a "Giant for Justice"

Mandela smiling
a “Giant for Justice”