Nelson Mandela 'Mandela’s Joy Preliminary Sketch' by Marc Alexander, pencil on paper, 17cm by 14.5cm, (2014). It has been said that what brought Mandela the most joy, was the laughter of children; therefore, besides campaigning globally for peace, he focused much of his attention on empowering disadvantaged children and being an AIDS activist. Mandela said, “There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

Nelson Mandela ‘Mandela’s Joy Preliminary Sketch’ by Marc Alexander, pencil on paper, 17cm by 14.5cm, (2014). It has been said that what brought Mandela the most joy, was the laughter of children; therefore, besides campaigning globally for peace, he focused much of his attention on empowering disadvantaged children and being an AIDS activist. Mandela said, “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”