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8 YouTube tributes to Nelson Mandela on his 94th birthday

Tributes have been pouring in for Nelson Mandela on today, his 94th birthday. We decided to cherry pick some amazing inspirational video tributes to South Africa’s great leader and a global icon for freedom and democracy. There are so many of them out there but we really liked these ones up you do too! Have any cool ones we missed? Pop a link in the comments box!

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Mandela’s life in social media:

We’ve already written a standalone piece about this campaign, but it’s so damn cool that it deserves an entry in this list too. The video plays out Nelson Mandela’s life as we use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

What Mandela means to me:
One man and his camera venture around South Africa asking people what Mandela means to them. Some inspirational words here. We dig it.

SA Tourism:
The South African tourism organisation decided to also pay tribute to the living legend through headlines and key moments in Mandela’s life. Very moving tribute.

South African expats in South Korea:
In this heart-warming tribute, South Africans living in South Korea send their birthday message to Madiba, thanking him for being a beacon of hope to the country and sending their love to him on this special day.

Celebrities in Nelson Mandela Square:
Celebrities sing happy birthday to Mandela at a special concert in Sandton Square.

NMMU Choir:
Students from South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University sing a specially written song to the man the institution was named after.

Springboks Sing Happy Birthday:
Singing is quite popular today, South Africa’s rugby team put their best voice forward to sing happy birthday to Madiba.

Kids do the Mandela shuffle:
This is pretty adorable. That is all. Seriously just watch the little boy who says Nelson Mandela used to be a “government”.