Nelson Mandela

To beat the unbeatable foe

Print edition : December 27, 2013

Celebrating his birthday with children at the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund in Johannesburg on July 24, 2007. Photo: Denis Farrell/AP

June 16, 1964: Eight men, among them Nelson Mandela, sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia trial leaving the Palace of Justice in Pretoria with their fists raised in defiance through the barred windows of the prison car. Photo: AFP

To an entire generation of youth, Madiba represented the unquenchable human spirit for freedom and liberty.
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