CEO Blog - Tata Madiba, Your Legacy Lives on in Cape Town

Enver Duminy lays flowers at Madiba's Memorial site

The life of Mandela was intrinsically linked to Cape Town. He once said; “During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Bay at the magnificent silhouette of Table Mountain. To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return."

In 2014, the country will honour Mandela’s spirit and tenacity in celebrating twenty years of democracy and our liberation from apartheid. It will be a time to tell our saddest but most triumphant stories, to share the promise of a new generation and to remind the world that the human spirit is so much stronger than the adversity it must sometimes face. Mandela led us in this. He would not want us to drown in sentiment today but rather that we take his life as the example of courage, peace and the power of love of a fellow human being. Hamba Kahle, Madiba.

• An inter-faith service will be held on the Grand Parade in Cape Town at 17h00 on 6 December 2013. Free transport will be provided by Metro Rail, MyCiti Bus & Golden Arrow Bus for passengers coming into the city between noon and 15:00 as well as for those departing after 19:00.
• The Cape Town City Hall and The Cape Town Civic Centre are public spaces where residents can come and sign the condolences book.

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