20th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from jail in South Africa

20 years ago I was executive director of the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa - IDAFSA (Canada). We were winding up an organization that had provided legal defence and humanitarian aid to the victims of apartheid in Southern Africa since the 1960s. Nelson Mandela had been released from prison! It was a privilege to have been part of this struggle in the 1970's and 1980s.