Mandela Foundation releases Madiba quotes app

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has developed and launched the authorised Nelson Mandela Quotations app to bring Madiba’s words to the palm of your hand.

Who said: “Few things make the life of a parent more rewarding and sweet as successful children”?
What about: “A blind pursuit of cheap popularity has nothing to do with revolution”?

Or “It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education”?
Still don’t know?

Don’t fret, help is at hand.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has developed and launched the authorised Nelson Mandela Quotations app to bring Madiba’s words to the palm of your hand.

The app is available in two formats: a free, lite version and a paid-for premium version. The lite version sends you a daily quote from the world’s most inspirational moral leader.

The premium version grants subscribers access to a database of thousands of Mandela quotes – ranging from the value of children and importance of education through to reflections on forgiveness to condemnations of injustice and discrimination – in addition to getting the quote of the day. It also allows you to search for a quotation to suite any occasion. The premium version costs $4.99 (R69.62 at current exchange rate).

Both versions are available on the Android and IOS platforms.

The quotes have been drawn from “Nelson Mandela by Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations”, published in 2011, which was co-edited by Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang and senior researcher Sahm Venter.

Neeran Naidoo, Communications Director of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, says Nelson Mandela was, and still is, an inspiration to all – not only for his charismatic personality, motivational leadership and moral authority, but also for his intellect.

Nelson Mandela’s writings and words are timeless and resonate around the world. We’ve made it easy to access the quote from the palm of your hand, wherever you may be.

“The app ensures that Nelson Mandela’s words will be documented for generations to come. I hope that the quotes continue to serve as an inspiration to all generations, now and into the future,” he says.

Naidoo adds that the quotes have been drawn from Mandela’s official papers, speeches, recorded interviews, letters, diary extracts and impromptu remarks over a period of 63 years. The app is authorised by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation will be running a digital media competition for one lucky winner to win a premium version of the app. All you need to do is download the lite version, select your favourite quote and share it via Twitter.

Click here for competition terms and conditions.

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