South Africa and the World is celebrating Nelson Mandela Day. Nelson Mandela was an anti Apartheid revolutionary and the first black South African elected President.

Mandela Day is celebrated to appreciate Nelson Mandela for all the sacrifices he made to liberate and unite South Africa. He spent 27 years in prison.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa described the late former president Nelson Mandela as the Father of the World, a selfless cadre and hero.

Nelson Mandela died on the 5th of December in 2013. During his time as President his government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

The 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture was delivered by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guteres.

Guteres bemoaned global injustices that were brought by colonisation. He called for globalisation, unity and equality among the nations.