ARNO REUVERS is a South African Afrikaans fruit farmer who runs his family’s apple and pear farm just outside of Cape Town. The movie Invictus, about Nelson Mandela’s role in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, had a profound impact on Arno. For the first time, contrary to his prejudices and up-bringing, he understood that Mandela used that World Cup to build a nation and to help white and black South Africans begin the slow process of reconciliation. As a response to the film, he wrote a letter to Mandela in which he committed to becoming a nation builder as well. READ MORE ›› LETTERS TO MANDELA IS A SHIKAYA INITIATIVE. VISIT SHIKAYA.ORG

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