Johannesburg - Chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Professor Njabulo Ndebele, on Tuesday urged all South Africans to find former president Nelson Mandela's qualities and leadership within themselves, and to ensure that they live up to the legacy he left behind.
"Let us find the Madiba in each of us. Let us be the legacy. Let us restore purpose, dignity and strength to our country," Ndebele said.
"This is the biggest Nelson Mandela lecture that we have held. The late Ahmed Kathrada, a former trustee of the foundation, always wanted to host the lecture in a stadium. He has finally got his wish."
The 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will be delivered by former United States of America President Barack Obama to mark 100 years since Mandela's birth.
Ndebele said that Obama's administration gave people around the world hope even though Obama was tested to the limit when he was president of America.