Nelson Mandela Turns 94

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•29 Jul 20, 2012

To celebrate former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday Wednesday, citizens throughout South Africa dedicated 67 minutes of the day—one minute for each year of Mandela’s public service—to volunteering activities. What do you think?

  • “So I guess he was just being lazy those other 27 years.”

    Charlie Haines –
    Systems Analyst

  • “How tough could life under apartheid have been if this guy’s 94 years old?”

    Everett Middlebrooks –
    Cybersecurity Consultant

  • “Did he get my card?”

    Alexandra Staats –
    Gaffer