Archive for July, 2013

S Africa orders new probe into Machel crash death

July 30, 2013

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela [Paperback]

July 28, 2013

Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator")

Mandela (Amazon)

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela [Paperback]

Craig’s book  A Tribute to Nelson Mandela [Paperback] is available at

Mandela (new book)

and a brand new second edition of this book is available at

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his various books including novels on South Africa) are available at: and

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– Ernest Hemingway

“A book is small enough to hold in your hand; but when you read it, the walls fall away and you’re in a room as big as the world.”
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”
– Chinese proverb

“A book, like a dog, is man’s best friend, but inside it’s too dark to read.”

– Groucho Marx

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“Nelson Mandela may not have achieved all his goals during his five-year tenure in office, but he tried and he made a start. It is now up to others to ensure that they can fulfil Nelson Mandela’s vision for his South Africa. It’s to be hoped that they have the same commitment that he did.”

July 28, 2013

Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator")

“One year after his inaugeration as State President in 1994 , talking of the challenges South Africa faced, Mandela said:  ‘We as a nation are engaged in ongoing debate in our country on how to give freedom of expression real meaning. If this is to be the case, people  should not only have the right to hear what others say, but also themselves be heard. Only in this way can they become active participants in changing their lives for the better.’

Changing lives for the better was always going to be a difficult, almost impossible task. He had inherited a county torn by decades of strife and death, with more than half of the 40 million + population lacking electricity or workable sewage, 12 million with no clean water siupplies and a third being illiterate.

Nelson Mandela may not have achieved all his goals during his five-year tenure in office…

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Craig’s Books on South Africa (“still the Beloved Country”)

July 25, 2013

“Our deepest fe…

July 25, 2013

I have fought …

July 24, 2013

Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator")


“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

– an extract from Nelson Mandela’s Rivonia Trial speech (1963)

(Madiba was imprisoned for 27 long years – Prisoner No:466/64)

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Books by Craig Lock

July 4, 2013

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