Legacies of Mandela – Myth and Reality

By Martin Plaut, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies It is a year since Nelson Mandela was laid to rest. His death was mourned around the world – and rightly so. Few could hold a candle to Mandela and we all felt our collective loss. But the...

Lessons from the Past?

By Dr Sue Onslow, Senior Research Fellow, ICwS As an integral part of the oral history project on the Commonwealth, last week we organised a key note lecture by former Secretary General Sir Sonny Ramphal (1975-1990). This was deliberately scheduled for the eve of the...