Nelson Mandela Centenary | 10 Inspirational Madiba Quotes

  • 12 July 2018 | By Anje Rautenbach

The year 2018 marks what would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday and as we reflect on Madiba’s legacy, and remember him as a global icon of wisdom, hope, healing and compassion, let's find inspiration from Madiba through his words.

10 Memorable and Inspirational Quotes by Nelson Mandela

Did you know that the iconic Shark Rock Pier at Hobie Beach is 137 metres long?


Did you know that the central design of the South Africa flag, beginning at the flagpost in a "V" form and flowing into a single horizontal band to the outer edge of the fly, can be interpreted as the convergence of diverse elements within South African society, taking the road ahead in unity? The theme of convergence and unity ties in with the motto "Unity is Strength" of the previous South African Coat of Arms.


Did you know that the Beaded Quotes at The Athenaeum is a collective artwork from 30 beaders from the Eastern Cape and it forms part of Route 67?  The series is a direct response to 67 quotes by Nelson Mandela over 67 years. Each resultant beadwork adds to a larger experience and abstracted narrative of South Africa's challenges.


Did you know that the lighthouse at Cape Recife Nature Reserve was built in 1851?


Did you know that the artEC mural (done by Bongani Njalo and Gabriel Chaponda) also forms part of Route 67 and is like a mirror being held up to the residents of central and greater Port Elizabeth? It reflects the diversity of cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds within the society.


Did you know that Addo Elephant National Park is the third largest national park in South Africa?


Did you know that the symbolic interpretation of the tiled pieces at the Donkin Reserve  is a celebration of symbols and icons within Port Elizabeth and its surrounds, referencing various stories, personal ideas and journeys?


Did you know that more than fifty bird species have been recorded at Island Nature Reserve?


Did you know that Nelson Mandela Bay is home to three prestigious Blue Flag Beaches?


Did you know that Nelson Mandela Bay represents a large percentage of South Africa's biological diversity and it is the meeting point for 5 of the 7 South African Biomes?

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