Swat Dlamini Mandela brings peaceful message to DSU on diversity

February 10, 2017
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ST. GEORGE, Utah - + Video – In commemoration of  Black History month, Swati Dlamini Mandela was invited to Dixie State University to share her family’s legacy in building a sense of community in post-apartheid South Africa. Her address was focused on continuing the fight against discrimination in all communities. Her message was one of compassion and peace for all fellow men and women in times where diversity among cultures has been highlighted in the news. 

While Mandela said she was invited to talk about the integration of other communities in St. George, and how to bridge a gap, she said she didn’t find that here.

“I really believe the University is doing a remarkable job of integrating minorities into the system, and I really think they should be proud of themselves for what they are currently doing,” said Swati Dlamini Mandela.  

She continues her grandparent’s legacy by encouraging young people to not give up on a world they want to create. 

This week marks an important moment in the history of South Africa. 27 years ago the world watched as Nelson Mandela was released from prison on 11 February 1990, twenty seven and a half years after he was arrested on August 5, 1962.