WATCH: This medical activist tours the Eastern Cape in Mandela’s footsteps

2018-12-20 08:56 - PARTNER CONTENT
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Nkateko Mnisi

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane,” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Nelson Mandela’s legacy is rooted in the quest of equality throughout the country and the Nelson Mandela Foundation has worked to support people from all backgrounds to give them affordable healthcare. 

Nkateko Mnisi, 28, from Limpopo, was selected as one of News24’s 100 Young Mandela’s in 2018. As a medical activist who has a passion for educating and supporting communities with quality healthcare she is carrying on Madiba’s legacy by also become an advocate for the rights of doctors in South Africa. 

She took the opportunity to travel to the Eastern Cape with South African Tourism to walk in the footsteps of Mandela, from Qunu where he grew up to Mqhekezweni, where he lived during his teenage years under the tutelage of Chief Jongintaba.  

This year for the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations, South African Tourism identified 100 experiences, attractions and destinations around South Africa that have strong historical and social ties to his life and which have become familiar to the global community. As part of this celebration, we partnered with South African Tourism and offered some young Mandela’s from our Mandela100 project a unique and memorable chance to explore other provinces and cities and walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela.

A showcase of South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s memory can be found on the South African Tourism Madiba’s Journey App, which allows users to view the attractions on a map, build their itineraries and share their own journeys on social media. Visitors can also experience the emotion and relevance of each location through audio, text and image galleries. The app also offers real-time weather information, distances and details of nearby attractions. Discover all the Eastern Cape experiences from beautiful beaches of East London to the history in Qunu and Mqhekezweni, The Great Place as well as other spots in the Eastern Cape with South African Tourism. 

This trip was made possible by South African Tourism and South African Airways 

This post is sponsored by South African Tourism produced by Brandstudio24 for Traveller24.