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    Candice Mama is one of Vogue Magazine’s top 33 most inspiring women in the world alongside: Nicole Kidman, Michelle Obama, Malala

    She was named in the Top 20 African Women by the African Union and United Nations celebrating women who have contributed in building peace in Africa presented by UN Secretary General António Guterres and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg

    Her story was the base of acclaimed documentary It’s A Pleasure to Meet You featuring her and Siyah Mgoduka which was Showcased at the Louis Vuitton Foundation

    In 2017 Candice was presented with the Human Beacon of Dignity Award in New York (Colombia University) presented by Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Evelin Lindner for her contribution in the field of forgiveness and reconciliation

    The Dalai Lama heard her story being shared by Professor Pumla Goboda Madikizela at the Mind and Life Institute

    Her work in forgiveness, reconciliation and trauma began after her story of forgiving apartheid assassin and her father’s murderer, Eugene De Kock, made international news.


    South Africa

    • WeSpeak Global
      06/20/2021 at 12:36 pm

      Kathy S Coyne, Canada
      A Compelling Story

      This is a story that inspires for its truth telling and how it chronicles a young woman’s quest for healing. I feel honored to have had a chance to read how you are able to transform deep trauma into forgiveness and love. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    • WeSpeak Global
      02/12/2021 at 12:33 pm

      Jodi Rogers

      Thoughtfully written and inspiring book on a very difficult subject. Candice tells the story the impact that having her father brutally murdered by apartheid assassin, Eugene de Kock, had on her and her family’s lives, and how she worked through the resultant grief and rage to forgive his murderer. There were several things that I found so relatable because it mirrored my own lived experiences. Really powerful in parts! I think that is would also make a great setwork book in South African schools.

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