Life is Wonderful!

January 2016

12 June 1964, is a date that will be remembered throughout history. It was the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial, which sentenced Nelson Mandela and 7 other anti- apartheid activists to life in prison.

The eight men convicted – Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Denis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni – each gave over twenty years of their lives in prison to this cause, before emerging to win their life’s struggle for a multiracial democracy in South Africa.

Founded by Sir Nicholas Stadlen, Life is Wonderful! is a new digital initiative that shares the story of the Rivonia Trial and the anti-apartheid movement.

In January 2016, The Rumi Foundation alongside Global Citizen was pleased to support a dinner for Life is Wonderful! where three of the men sentenced at the Rivonia Trial, Denis Goldberg, Ahmed Kathrada and Andrew Mlangeni spoke to inspire new generations to appreciate the importance of freedom, justice and equality and to fight for their ideals.