Mandela's legacy

People can argue about whether South Africa is doing well enough, but they can at least agree that Mandela got the country safely through the most dangerous phase of the transition.

South African government photo
Nelson Mandela in May 2011.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 06/12/2013 5:18 pm EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 12/05/2013 8:48 pm EST

As I write this, Nelson Mandela is still with us. He may even still be living at the end of this year. But this is his fourth hospitalisation in six months, and the prognosis for 94-year-old men with persistent lung infections is not good. How will South Africa do without him?

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