Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Nomvula (After the Rain) ... Sibongile Mkhabela

"Mandela left us a future. He taught us to dream big and not to be afraid," says Sibongile Mkhabela. And the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust does just that. She lives her dream of making tomorrow better for our children and is adamant that South Africa needs far more than one children's hospital to ensure a healthy future for our children.  

As a teenager, she was one of the leaders of the 1976 Soweto uprising and an executive member of the Soweto Student Representative Council and the South African Students Movement's general secretary. Sibongile consequently spent four years in prison, partly serving time for ‘sedition’.

"iStart 2 think about how intergenerational communication
can take us further in connecting the dots"
- Sibongile Mkhabela

We talked to Sibongile about her life, her book "Open Earth and Black Roses," her views on creating a more sustainable world and  the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Sibongile is concerned about the fact that  "Green Environment" issues are often elitist. She asks questions about who really benefits from going green and feels strongly that the time for Africa to be a basket case is over.

To listen to the story and wisdom of Sibongile Mkhabela just click play below: 

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