Beyond his legacy as an anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner, President and father of a nation, Nelson Mandela can now be remembered in an entirely new way; from one’s very own smartphone.
The Nelson Mandela foundation today released a smartphone app that gives users access to over 3000 quotes said or written by Madiba himself.
Available on both Android and iOS via the Google Play Store and App Store respectively, the Nelson Mandela Quotations app arrives in two different formats; one, a free app, provides quotes at random, while the second, priced at R69.99, provides full access to a 3000-strong catalog of the former President’s quotations.
The quotations themselves are directly pulled from the book: Mandela by Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations, which was published in 2011 by the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s CEO Sello Hatang and senior research Sahm Venter.
The quotes are drawn from official papers, Mandela’s diaries and impromptu remarks he made over a period of 63 years. “The app ensures that Nelson Mandela‘s words will be documented for generations to come. I hope that the quotes continue to serve as an inspiration.” Nelson Mandela Foundation spokesman Neeran Naidoo said.
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