Global Dialogue: An International Affairs Reviews Published by The Institute for Global Dialogue Associated with UNISA
One of the major series of events in South Africa in 2018 was the commemoration of the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth. At the peak of the event, former US president Barack Obama delivered the sixteenth annual Nelson Mandela lecture on 17 July, 2018. Thousands of South Africans braved the July chill in Johannesburg to listen to the then much-anticipated speech. Millions more around the world tuned in placing the commemoration among the mega global events of not just 2018 but the second decade of the 2010s.