Monday, June 15, 2015

Open Earth and Black Roses ... Sibongile Mkhabela

As a teenager, Sibongile Mkhabela, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Childrens Hospital Trust was one of the leaders of the 1976 Soweto uprising. She was 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 at Constitution Hill, partly serving time for ‘sedition’.

We chatted to Sibongile about June 16, 1976, 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.

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