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Nelson Mandela

1918-2013

a global icons legacy to the world

On 15 December 2013, following a period of mourning, the world said its final

goodbyes to South Africas global icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Watched by

millions of viewers on television screens throughout the world, Madiba was laid

to rest during a state funeral in the small village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape.

He died on 5 December at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg at the age of 95,

leaving a rich and unique legacy not only to South Africa, but also to Africa and the

rest of the world.

InNelsonMandelas95yearsheaccomplishedwhatmanythoughtimpossible.Heldprisonerfor27yearsandlaterbecomingSouthAfrica'sfirstdemocraticallyelectedpresident,hepracticed

reflection,negotiation,forgiveness,reconciliationandincredibleperseverance,makinghimoneofthemostremarkableandrespectedindividuals

ofmoderntimes.

Inhonourofthisglobalicon,theSouthAfricanPostOfficewillissueaspecialcommemorative

miniaturesheetandsouvenirfolderon11February2014.PrintedinsilvertoreflecttherichnessofMandelaswisdom,hislegacyandhisstature,theminiaturesheetfeaturesaportraitofMadibainduotoneamethod

ofchangingamonochromeoriginalillustration or photograph to two shades or

colours and printing it using twodifferentplates.

Bornon18July1918,inMvezo,Transkei,SouthAfrica,Mandelabecameactively

involved in the anti-apartheid movement inhis20s.HejoinedtheAfricanNationalCongressin1942andfor20years,hedirectedacampaignofpeaceful,non-violentdefianceagainsttheapartheidgovernmentanditsracistpolicies.

In1993,MandelaandthethenSouthAfricanPresidentFWdeKlerkwerejointlyawardedthe

NobelPeacePrizefortheireffortstodismantletheapartheidsystem.In1994,MandelawasinauguratedasSouthAfrica'sfirstblackpresidentfollowingalandslide

victoryfortheANCinthecountrysfirstdemocraticelections.

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Mandela DayIn2009,Mandelasbirthday(18July)wasdeclaredas"NelsonMandelaInternationalDay"topromoteglobalpeaceandtocelebratehislegacy.TheannualeventisaimedatencouragingcitizensworldwidetogivebackthewaythatMandelahasdonethroughouthislifetime.Mandelagave67yearsofhislifefightingfortherightsofhumanity,onMandelaDayeveryoneisaskedtogive67minutesoftheirtime,whetherit'ssupportingachosencharityorservingalocalcommunity.

Beforeandafterhisdeath,scoresofpeoplehavecontributedtowardsexpressingMandelaslegacy.Summingitupaptly,RoryYoungfromtheQuorawebsitewrote,NelsonMandelaslegacyispeaceinSouthAfricaforthelast20years,hopeforthefutureanddignityforhimself,hispeople,hiscountry,andhiscontinent

Withouthisamazingpersonalleadershipandabilitytoinspirepeopletoforgiveandreconcile,therewouldhavebeenaverydifferentoutcome,andnomatterwholeadshiscountryinthefuture,theywillalwayshavetoliveinhismoralshadow.Hehasshownustheway.

PracticalsuggestionsontheCNNwebsiteonhowtokeepMandelaslegacyalive,elucidatesomeofhisgreatestpersonalqualitieswhichhavesetanexampletoothers.Theseinclude:

Make the best of your current situation"ItispossiblethatifIhadnotgonetojailandbeenabletoreadandlistentothestoriesofmanypeople....Imightnothavelearnedthesethings,"Mandelasaidinaninterviewin2000.

Whilehewasimprisoned,Mandelasmotherandeldestsonbothdied.Whilehehadamplereasontoremainbitterabouthismistreatment,hewroteinhis1994autobiographyLong Walk to Freedom,"Prisonisitselfatremendouseducationintheneedforpatienceandperseverance.Itis,aboveall,atestofone'scommitment."

Don't judge a book by its cover"IhavebeensurprisedagreatdealsometimeswhenIseesomebodywholookslessthanordinary,butwhenyoutalktothepersonandhe(orshe)openshismouth,heissomethingcompletelydifferent,Mandelaexplainedhowhisprisonexperience has taught him to respect even the most ordinary people.

Use your passion to persuade others"Ifyouhaveanobjectiveinlife,thenyouwanttoconcentrateonthatandnotengageininfightingwithyourenemies,"Mandelasaid."Youwanttocreateanatmospherewhereyoucanmoveeverybodytowardthegoalyouhavesetforyourself."

Change yourself first"Oneofthemostdifficultthingsisnottochangesociety-buttochangeyourself,"Mandelasaidinaninterviewin2000.

Don't be afraid to acknowledge weaknesses"Ifyoucomeacrossasasaint,peoplecanbecomeverydiscouraged."Mandelasaidin2000.

"Inhistwilight,Mandelawasatpainstopublishandacknowledgehisweaknessesandshortcomingsinhisfamilylife,inhisrelationshipswithwomenandhisfirstwife,Evelyn,"JohnBattersbywrote,"Hewaskeentodispelanynotionofsainthoodthatmightbebestowedonhim.

Get educated - educate othersEducationisthemostpowerfulweaponwecanusetochange

theworld,"MandelasaidduringaspeechattheUniversityoftheWitwatersrandinJohannesburgin2003.

Mandelaadmittedhewasapoorstudent,buteventuallyheearnedhisLLB.SixweeksafterbeingelectedPresidentin1994,hecalledonSouthAfricanstourgentlysolvethecountry's"profoundeducationcrisis."

Look people in the eye and shake their handsNelsonMandelamadethecommongestureofshakingsomeoneshand,whichissomethingtranscendent-agreetingthatcrossedallsocietalbarriers,asymbolofreconciliation,evenadeclarationofvictory,"wroteCNN'sTomCoheninhispiece,NelsonMandela:Manofmanyhandshakes.

Beforemeetingvisitingdignitariesorpoliticaladversariesinconferencerooms,Mandelamadesuretoapproachthesecurityguards,waitersandotherworkersoutsidetoshaketheirhands,Cohenadded.

Maintain a sense of humour"Yousharpenyourideasbyreducingyourselftothelevelofthepeopleyouarewithandasenseofhumourandcompleterelaxation,evenwhenyou'rediscussingseriousthings,doeshelptomobilisefriendsaroundyou.AndIlovethat,"Mandelasaidina2005interview,publishedbytheNelsonMandelaFoundation.

Atelectionralliesin1994,Mandelaoftenlight-heartedlyexplainedhowvotersshouldsearchtheirballotsforthepictureofthe"veryhandsomeyoungman"-referringtohimself-tomarktheirsupportfortheANC.

ForgiveHavingbeenimprisoned,forgivenesswasafundamentallytransformativeexperienceforMandela.Byreconcilingwithformeradversaries"ItenablesmetogotobedwithanenrichingfeelinginmysoulandthebeliefthatIamchangingmyself,"MandelasaidduringaninterviewabouthisexperienceswithbusinessmanDouwSteyn,

Bylivinguptotheseideals,NelsonMandelanotonlybecamethegreatexampleofaleaderthatAfricaneeded,hebecameauniqueandwonderfulexampletothewholeworld.

Thewordsinthedatecanceller:"LongWalk"isbasedonNelsonMandela'sownhandwriting.

Technical informationStampissuedate:11February2014Photograph: Nelson Mandela FoundationDesign: Thea ClemonsStampsize:30x30mmMiniaturesheetsize:65x85mmPerforationGauge:14x13Paper:102gramsTR8OBAfreegummedstamppaperGum:PVAPrintquantity:(initialdeliverywithoptionofpossible run-on):5000000souvenirfoldersColour:Black,Pantone877,Pantone548,Pantone405, Pantone 5497 + PhosphorPrintingprocess:OffsetLithographyPrintedby:Joh.EnschedStampsB.V.,TheNetherlands

Sources: www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2013/12/06/what-is-nelson-mandelas-legacy/edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/living/keeping-mandelas-legacy-alive/www.biography.com/people/nelson-mandela-9397017(dictionary.reference.com/browse/duotone)www.nelsonmandela.org

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WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL

CAPE TOWN2014

Cape Town is more than just a city of breathtaking beauty and leisure tourism; it also brims with creative talent and is widely known as South Africas arts and culture hub. It is no wonder therefore that the Mother City has recently also earned the prestigious title of World Design Capital 2014. To celebrate this well-deserved achievement, the South African Post Office will issue a set of five self-adhesive stamps of different designs and one commemorative cover on 28 February 2014.

TheprestigiousstatusofWorldDesignCapital(WDC)isdesignatedbienniallybytheInternationalCouncilofSocietiesofIndustrialDesign(Icsid)tocitiesthatarededicatedtousingdesignforsocial,culturalandeconomicdevelopment.TheWDChasbecomemorethanjustaprojectoraprogramme.Today,itisaglobalmovement and serves to acknowledgethatdesigncan,anddoes,haveanimpactonthequalityofhumanlife.

Icsidbestowedthetitleon Cape Town at the InternationalDesignAllianceCongressinTaipei.CapeTownisthefourthcitytoholdthisbiennialappointment and marks a firstfortheAfricancontinent.

ItisagreathonourandaremarkableachievementtobethefirstAfricancitytobeselected as World Design Capital,positioningthe

southerntipofAfricaasafocalpointfortheinternationaldesigncommunityin2014.

A tool for transformationCapeTownsbidwasnotaboutthecityclaimingthatitwasalreadyanestablisheddesigncapital,butinsteaditwasabidtoacknowledgethatthecityisusing"designthinking"asatoolfortransformation.

CapeTownsvisionofdesignisbasedonsociallyresponsibledesign,sustainabilityandinnovation.Aspartofthecitysbid,thethemeLiveDesign.TransformLife,wasintroducedinsupportofthecitysobjectivetofocusonenhancingitsinfrastructuretomakeitamoreliveableAfricancity.WinningthebidalsomeansthatCapeTowngetstoplayhosttoanumberofWorldDesignCapitalsignatureevents

a well-deserved achievement

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World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 stamp sheet.

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during2014,includinganInternationalDesignExhibition,InternationalDesignPolicyConferenceandanInternationalDesignGala,tonameafew.

ThisisgoodnewsforCapeTownandthecountry,notonlyintermsofaboostinvisitornumbers,butalsobecausetherewillbemanyopportunitiesforthecityscreativecommunitytogetinvolvedasexhibitors,speakers,delegates,partnersandsuppliers.Nottomentionnumero

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