The article I have selected is ‘Nelson Mandela and how young South Africans view his legacy’. Nelson Mandela was a hero to South Africans, and his legacy still lives on today. He was an anti-apartheid revolutionary and South Africa’s first democratically elected president. His life was devoted to fighting for human rights and justice for all South Africans.

Now, the younger generation of South Africans are re-evaluating Mandela’s legacy. While he remains a beloved figure, the new generation are viewing him with more nuanced eyes. They are looking at his decisions and asking hard questions about whether he did enough to bring about real change. While Mandela was a symbol of freedom to many, some South Africans are asking whether his actions went far enough to tackle the systemic racism and inequality in their country.

At the same time, there is an appreciation of the progress made during Mandela’s time in office. He was the first president to take meaningful steps towards ending apartheid and restoring human rights. He was instrumental in the adoption of a new constitution that guaranteed equality for all South Africans. His efforts to create a more inclusive society are still being felt today, and his legacy of reconciliation and peace are still held in high esteem.

Mandela’s legacy is one of both progress and pain. He was a champion of justice and equality, but his accomplishments were limited by the economic and political realities of his time. While the new generation of South Africans are assessing his legacy with more critical eyes, they still recognise the tremendous impact he had on their country. His legacy is still an inspiration for many, and a reminder of the importance of working together for a better future.