Posted on July 18, 2018 by WillemWednesday/ Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday Nelson Mandela was born 100 years ago today. This picture is from German daily Tagesspiegel. President Mandela visiting a school near Johannesburg in 1993. The other headings say ‘A Life for Humanity’ and Freedom Fighter, Peacemaker and Role Model. This cartoon from South African newspaper Business Day, by cartoonist Brandan Reynolds.