South Africa Honors Still-Ailing Mandela On His Birthday

NPR | July 18, 2013 3:31 p.m. | Updated: July 18, 2013 7:25 p.m.

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Jason Beaubien

July 18, South Africans mark Mandela Day, when ordinary people honor the anti-apartheid hero’s legacy by volunteering 67 minutes of their time to charity or service projects. Sixty-seven is the number of years Mandela served his country through public service, politics and prison. Thursday also marks Mandela’s 95th birthday, and he remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.


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