Nelson Mandela led a monumental life, driven by the desire to see peace, equality and justice rightfully bestowed on all people of South Africa, and indeed the world. Our new website acts as an online portal into the life and times of Madiba, giving the user a profound sense of how he ultimately realised his dream of a united nation, and the long journey it took to get there.
Key design elements define this insight into Madiba's journey – a surface layer of stories and information; databases providing dense description of materials; linkages to actual materials, to other sites and to different layers within the site; digitised materials, from hard copy to moving images; and a social media webbing around it.
"The time will come when our nation will honour the memory of all the sons, the daughters, the mothers, the fathers, the youth and the children who, by their thoughts and deeds, gave us the right to assert with pride that we are South Africans, that we are Africans, and that we are citizens of the world."
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