Photo of the Week: Mandela’s legacy lives!

A couple of months ago, Raquel, myself and some friends went to watch Bafana Bafana (South Africa’s soccer team) versus Spain, which in itself was a good experience and will have a post of its own soon. However, besides the soccer, there was something at the game which left me feeling really happy inside. It was three friends who were sitting together waiting for the soccer, but what made the image more interesting was that the each of the boys were of a different race; One black, one white and one “Indian” (which in South Africa could mean anyone from South Asian heritage). Now in Joburg this is not an unusual image but where I grew up, this would be considered unthinkable before apartheid. Even though it is usual in Joburg, it still makes me happy to see young people from different backgrounds spending time together socially as it is a testament to Nelson Mandela’s famous quote below:

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela

Rainbow Nation lives

Rainbow Nation lives

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