The shadow of Nelson Mandela, 1918–2013

  title={The shadow of Nelson Mandela, 1918–2013},
  author={B. Freund},
  journal={Review of African Political Economy},
  pages={292 - 296}
  • B. Freund
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • Review of African Political Economy
The sophistication and skills of modern medicine are such that the very frail Nelson Mandela survived to the age of 95. Yet his death on 5 December 2013 certainly marks a historical landmark in South Africa’s history. Mandela was the son of a deposed minor chief and partly brought up at the Thembu court in the Eastern Cape against whose control he eventually revolted. Part of a new and still very small generation of educated Africans, he was attracted to the Witwatersrand, where he arrived in… Expand
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