While the world fights Covid 19 many lessons can be derived from Nelson Mandela's imprisonment. Zelda la Grange, his long time Personal Assistant makes a comparative analysis to search for valuable advise in his experiences.
If I could have dinner...Lord Peter Hain
He attends school at Hatfield and Pretoria Boys High before his parents move to England to escape continues security police harassment where Peter Hain later becomes a Member of the British Parliament.
Who knew that he loves some good South African music, with a catchy tune and a few Afrikaans words in the lyrics.
Most importantly Peter Hain has never been afraid to speak his truth.
Katie Melua - If you were a Sailboat
Hot Water - Lekker Sakkie
If I could have dinner...Ilana Kloss
At age 20 in 1976 Ilana Kloss became South Africa's youngest No 1 tennis player. A title she holds to date.
Today she spends much of her time advocating for equality and I am honoured to call her my friend.
We are the World - USA for Africa
I will survive (Rerecorded) - Gloria Gaynor
Pressure is a Privilege : Bilie Jean King (LifeTime Media, 2008)
Good Morning, Mr Mandela : Zelda la Grange (Penguin, 2014)
If I could have dinner...Billie Jean King
A former No 1 World Champion Tennis player.
A lifetime champion of equality.
Venus Williams describes her as: "Billie is one of the most heroic pioneers that I have encountered and the success she has achieved in her life is proof that pressure is in fact, a privilege".
John McEnroe said: "Billie's unbridled energy, enthusiasm, and intensity for anything she puts her mind to amazes me to this day....If we all cared that much, the world would be in better shape".
Pressure is a Privilege, Lessons I've learned from life and the Battle of the Sexes - Billie Jean King with Christine Brennan (2008, LifeTime Media, Inc)
Becoming - Michelle Obama (2018, Penguin, Viking)
Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O.Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the world by Linda Hirshman (Harper, 2015)
Winds of Change, Nona Hendryx (1987)
Philadelphia Freedom (Remastered), Elton John (2018) First released 1975
If I could have dinner...Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg entered the fashion world in 1972 and two years later introduced her legendary wrap dress. Her luxury fashion brand DVF, is now available in more than fifty-five countries worldwide.
Director of the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, she is an active philanthropist and supporter of emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs.
#In charge at home with Diane von Furstenberg
The Woman I wanted to be - Diane von Furstenberg (Simon & Schuster, 2014)
If I could have dinner...Gary Gold
He lives for rugby and his family. The South African now coaching the United States of America's national rugby team, Gary Gold.
A gentleman, friend and one of those people you can call at 2am in the morning when you have car trouble.
Ultimately, a positive force and his optimism is infectious.
If I could have dinner....AnneLee Murray
For almost 20 years, she was the "mother" of the national rugby team in South Africa, The Springboks. With two World Cup titles with the team behind her name she supported the team, management, players and families.
She is well loved among sports people and her passion is to serve. She is a loyal friend to all those who cross her path.
I am fortunate to call AnneLee Murray a friend and she shares her thoughts and what she would tell Madiba, if she had an opportunity to have dinner with him tonight.
Motivation during the Lockdown
I found this to be the best 18min Podcast from Zelda, Thanx for giving us hope, and informing us about the lessens you learned from Madiba!
Zelda again giving us her some of life lessons learned while serving one of the greatest human being ever to walk this earth! Thank you Zelda, hope there is more Podcasts in the making!