Author Archives: Thomas Mambande

  • Opinion: Where is the Spirit of Mandela?

    As I watched President Obama deliver his stirring eulogy for Dr. Nelson Mandela during the former president’s memorial service here in Johannesburg, I was struck by a mélange of competing emotions—each one battling for supremacy, each one struggling to anchor me within its ...

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  • A Prayer for Mandela and South Africa’s Future

    Over the past couple of weeks, I have found myself tuning into the evening news with a wariness that I haven’t experienced in a long time. My usual jadedness – my numb acceptance of the fact that the world is descending irretrievably into chaos- has been pierced by the stark ...

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