SANBI mourns the passing of Tata Nelson Mandela

06 December 2013

President Mandela at Kirstenbosch in 1996SANBI joins the nation and the world in mourning the passing of one of Africa's greatest sons,  Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918-2013. 


Staff fondly remember his visit to Kirstenbosch  National Botanical Garden in September 1996 when he was presented the the yellow Strelitzia 'Mandela's Gold' named for him.

SANBI  inspired by his great legacy will continue  its mission to  champion the exploration, conservation, sustainable use, appreciation and enjoyment of South Africa's exceptionally rich biodiversity for all South Africans.

Hamba Kahle Madiba

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Submitted by Raymon at 29/01/2014 - 16:25
We miss you tata
Submitted by rolivhuwa mudzili at 13/12/2013 - 13:09
we wiil never see u again but lets let you sprit live in us,RIP TATA'''''''''
Submitted by Refilwe Malatji at 13/12/2013 - 12:20
Madiba robala ka kgotso we will remember you by everything you have done for us
Submitted by Major at 11/12/2013 - 11:33
Madiba we salute you, your love, compassion, humbleness and the spirit of nation building. May your soul rest in peace.
Submitted by Mbuso Zondi at 11/12/2013 - 8:20
You started the journey of transforming South Africa to be a unified democratic country and for all to cherish and prosper in a land of wonders. Now that you are gone we are even determined to follow your trail and honor all your sacrifices. In closure you are only gone out of earth but you will always stay in our heart. Hambe Kahle Tata- True leaders are those that put the interest of others before theirs for attainment of a group collective Goal and you did that with Distinction.
Submitted by katlego George Lefifi at 10/12/2013 - 23:46
Thank you TaTa!!! we love you and rest in peace.
Submitted by Onica Ramapuputla at 09/12/2013 - 15:50
Thank you Tata!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Your lessons will be remembered.
Submitted by zama Tasana at 09/12/2013 - 12:27
R.I.P Tata i will always love you.....! we sharing a same birth day date, so now i will remember u for the rest of my life.
Submitted by Werner Voigt at 09/12/2013 - 11:23
Thank you for demonstrating the positive impacts of love, gentleness, forgiveness and kindness but most of all -that every human soul, is important.
Submitted by Anne-Lise Fourie at 09/12/2013 - 8:49
Thank you for giving so much of yourself to our country and people. Thank you for giving my children a free South Africa to live in. May we all try and walk in your footsteps.

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