Wednesday, October 14, 2015

This book has little for your comfort and much cause for the Beloved Country to cry.

In the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Norway, Nelson Mandela said: “Children are the most vulnerable citizens in any society and the greatest of our treasures.” 
In the 1996 Summary of the first year of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Nelson Mandela stated: 
“The children must, at last, play in the open veld, no longer tortured by the pangs of hunger or ravaged by disease or threatened with the scourge of ignorance, molestation and abuse, and no longer required to engage in deeds whose gravity exceeds their tender years.  
The reward of the ending of apartheid will and must be measured by the happiness and welfare of the children.
The children who sleep in the streets, reduced to begging to make a living, are testimony to an unfinished business.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”   
 This non-fiction book shows that if the ending of apartheid is to be measured by the happiness and welfare of the children, apartheid was a far more lenient master than the democracy we now have.    Mandela’s children have not only been forgotten, their rights have been systematically violated by the very government that wrote the Constitution to protect the children.   
I first had Saving Mandela's Children published in the UK. The cost of the book is astronomical and most South Africans cannot afford it. From Amazon, without postage and packaging it is R534.00. 
But if you get it from Megabooks it will cost you R230.00. Hold down control on the link and click and it will take http://megabooks.co.za/shop/saving-mandelas-children/ or copy and past into your browser. You will be taken to the bookshelf where the book is. The book should be delivered to you in 2 - 3 days.

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