EU-South Africa Summit pays tribute to Mandela
Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday is celebrated today in South Africa and worldwide, coinciding with the sixth EU-South Africa summit.
Mandela's Day is a call to action for people everywhere to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time, just as Nelson Mandela did for more than 67 years. A campaign has been launched to devote 67 minutes of people's time to community service on July 18 each year, and then make every day your Mandela Day by doing some good for others.
Today's Summit will pay tribute to “Madiba”, a man much loved by the South African people and by the world. Former President Mandela is the founder of modern South Africa, the father of democracy in the country, and it is fair to say that he has done an excellent job. South Africa is now “master of its faith; captain of its soul” as William Henley wrote in the “Madiba”’s favourite poem, "Invictus".
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