Saturday, 23 September, 2017
The Indian Community, Johannesburg

The Indian Community, Johannesburg

Address by Nelson Mandela.
13 February 1993 – Assalaam Ualaikum, Namaste and Good Evening.
We are gathered here today at a time when South Africa is at the threshold of some of the most momentous political changes.
I am advised that this gathering tonight represents some of the most senior business and community leaders of the Indian community throughout the Transvaal. I am honoured to be a part of it and I thank you for this opportunity. This is a most important meeting for the ANC. This is the first opportunity that we have had to address you.
As part of the Black majority in this country, you have hitherto been subjected to the worst forms of discrimination possible. As part of the Black business community in this country, you were further confronted with measures specifically designed to prevent you from equally competing with white business.

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