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On 5 December South Africa will mark one year since Nelson Mandela passed away at his home Houghton, Johannesburg, after many months of ailing health. The world mourned his departure, the loss of one of its greatest inspirations.

US President Barack Obama said we should “pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived”. The then Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd called Mandela the man of the century, while Bill Gates said his “grace and courage changed the world”.

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