Nelson Mandela is called 'Madiba' in South Africa, it's an honorary title.

South African politics after Mandela

South Africa and the world are about to see the symbolic end of an era. The debate about what will happen when Nelson Mandela dies has again resurfaced.
'The enormous importance that Mandela has had is indisputable. Like for so many others, Mandela was and is my hero and inspiration. He was the figure that most significantly shaped my political awakening during the last years of the anti-apartheid struggle in the 1980s.' writes NAI-researcher Marianne Millstein at Annika Teppo's blog.

Read the complete blog post by Marianne Millstein here (opens in new window).

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