Zelda la Grange, Presidential Aide to Nelson Mandela
Earlier this year at the Office Professionals Breakfast, 2017, Zelda la Grange shared her experiences and lessons learned from 19 years as Presidential Aide to Nelson Mandela. Her unique outlook on life, inspired by one of the greatest statesmen of our time, was a captivating story. Zelda used anecdotes of her experiences to convey lessons related to discipline, leadership, respect, integrity, honesty and transparency.
Born in apartheid South Africa, Zelda started her career in 1992. She was soon promoted to become one of the three Private Secretaries in President Mandela’s personal staff. In 1999, he requested that she remain in his services beyond retirement. Zelda served Mr Mandela for 19 years in different capacities until his death on 5 December 2013. In 2014 Zelda published her memoirs entitled ‘Good Morning, Mr Mandela’. It’s a story about her time as Presidential Aide to Nelson Mandela. Earlier this year, Maven Pictures obtained the rights for the movie adaptation.