Cape Media Corporation, publishers of South Africa's top business-to-business magazine, Leadership, and a host of other titles, paid tribute to Nelson Mandela today, calling him “one of the greatest South Africans in history”.
Leadership has had a long association with Mandela, featuring him in its pages on many occasions over the past 30 or so years.
The July 2013 issue of Leadership is a tribute to “South Africa's greatest ever son”.
Cape Media owner, Andrew Fehrsen, said the company and Leadership magazine in particular, join 46-million South Africans, and billions around the world, in mourning “one of the greatest, and most influential figures of our times”.
He said that when it came to Leadership, there was no finer example than Mandela, who had become “the very embodiment of what people expect and desire in a leader”.
Mandela, said Fehrsen, had managed what few in history could: “He was able to put aside all possible bitterness and lead South Africa out of the abyss of apartheid into democracy, and a promising future for all”.
He said Cape Media and Leadership, while deeply mourning Mandela's passing, would always look to him as “the very epitome of good leadership, and a man who set an example that all of us are called upon to emulate”.