‘Friends of Africa’ recognized humanitarianism

Ndaba Mandela
By Admin 06.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR Filling the shoes of an icon and legend is impossible, especially if that person is the late Nelson Mandela. No one understands that more than his second-oldest grandson, Ndaba Mandela, who made his first visit to Canada …

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Nelson Mandela and the Canadian legal and judicial profession

By Admin 02.12.2015

By Dr. MUNYONZWE HAMALENGWA December 5, 2015 will mark the second anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death. This article is in honour of that great hero to millions of people around the world. I want to concentrate on what Mandela meant …

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Political hot air and stereotyping

By Patrick Hunter 04.02.2015

By PATRICK HUNTER One would expect – at least, I did – that the Prime Minister of Canada would be more sensitive to the issue of stereotyping in distributing a message for Black History Month that hones in on just …

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Walk will mark 25th anniversary of Mandela’s visit

LLoyd McKell
By Admin 03.12.2014

To mark the 25th anniversary of the late Nelson Mandela’s first visit to Canada in 1990, a celebratory community walk will take place next summer on a main downtown thoroughfare recently renamed after South Africa’s first Black president.

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Phone call from Mandela inspired Ganga to step up

Daren Ganga
By Admin 01.10.2014

Returning to his hotel room on the eve of the fifth and final Test in 1999 between West Indies and South Africa in Centurion, Daren Ganga – the youngest member of the touring party who was celebrating his 20th birthday – was greeted by a phone call from the operator indicating that the president was on the line.

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Now a White woman is running for president of South Africa

By Murphy Browne 26.03.2014

By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) The child is not dead. The child lifts his fists against his mother Who shouts Afrika! Shouts the breath of freedom and the veld In the locations of the cordoned heart The child lifts his …

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

By Admin 12.02.2014

I can appreciate the fact that Toronto Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly, as the executive sponsor of the Police & Community Engagement Report, is very proud of this document and has high expectations with respect to its implementation. However, his assertion that “This organization (Toronto Police Service) has chosen to join Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom” in relation to the TPS efforts to address bias in policing smacks of total disrespect – if not sacrilege. His lack of understanding of the life and struggle of the late Nelson Mandela for freedom for his people is obvious.

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The day I met Nelson and Winnie Mandela

By Admin 18.12.2013

By JUNE VEECOCK   News of Nelson Mandela’s death brought back memories of that memorable day in 1990 when I met him and his then wife, Winnie Mandela.   As Director of Human Rights for the Ontario Federation of Labour, …

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Canada was ‘very close to Mandela’s heart’

Nelson Mandela
By Admin 12.12.2013

Toronto-based anti-apartheid activist Zeib Jeeva was at the forefront of a celebration on Danforth Ave. on February 11, 1990 to celebrate the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years in a South African jail.

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