Mandela’s legacy is innovation

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Nelson Mandela is sworn in as the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994. Picture: © Louise Gubb/Corbis Saba/Corbis via Getty Images
Nelson Mandela is sworn in as the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994. Picture: © Louise Gubb/Corbis Saba/Corbis via Getty Images

The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture this year, by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, was sobering.

Even in the wake of an unprecedented global pandemic combined with the most difficult economic outlook since the height of the Great Depression, our greatest challenge in 2020 is inequality.

It is significant to note that, using the Gini coefficient as a measure of income inequality, South Africa is the second-most unequal in the world behind Lesotho.

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