The Presidential Years

Lawyer, anti-apartheid activist, public servant and diplomat. Before 1994 he was involved in initiatives to promote peace or expose state-sponsored violence. He was President Mandela’s chief legal adviser from 1994-1999 and from 1999-2002 chaired the Burundi peace-talks which Mandela was facilitating. He joined the United Nations in 2005 and served in various UN initiatives promoting or facilitating peace.