World Affairs Council Dallas/Fort Worth presents 100th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s Birth
The World Affairs Council will celebrate the centennial anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Special guests include Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela and senior researcher at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sahm Venter. They will share their personal insights of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate as well as never before released Nelson Mandela prison letters from the new book, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela.
Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela is a granddaughter of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. She works as a business developer and is a public speaker and entrepreneur. Through her public speaking she is endeavoring to promote her grandparents’ legacy by sharing their message of youth empowerment through education, with a particular focus on gender equality.
Sahm Venter worked as a journalist for over twenty years, mainly covering the anti-apartheid struggle, including Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 for the Associated Press and South Africa’s transition to democracy. Venter was a member of the editorial team for Nelson Mandela’s books Conversations with Myself and Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years. She has edited and co-authored a number of books with some of South Africa’s most prominent freedom fighters including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada. She is currently senior researcher at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.