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If you do a Google book search for “Western Cape Branch of the South African Council for English Education, 1990 – South African literature (English)” and then type in “Nelson Mandel died, ” you’ll find the following quote:
… when Nelson Mandela died on the 23rd of July 1991
Please keep in mind that this book was published on October 1st, 1991.
So, here it is, undeniable proof written in black and white, 22 years BEFORE Mandela’s alleged death in 2013.
(from the article I shared)
During the press conference, Bush was not talking about the actual Nelson Mandela. He was talking about people like Nelson Mandela and speaking metaphorically. And listening to Bush's entire segment, while not artfully stated, makes it clear that he was not talking about the actual Nelson Mandela.
(1990 - date of publication)
Publisher Western Cape Branch of the South African Council for English Education, 1990
Let's not overstate what this is. There is nothing that indicates that this is a history book, it seems to be a literature book. I found the quote in the book, but I couldn't find a way to read the rest of the page, chapter or book. There's really no way to know what this is until that is done. To me it just looks like a writing assignment of some sort.
Edit: After doing some very basic research I've discovered what this book is. It would have been obvious if it wasn't so obscure and if there was even a single clear image of the cover in the links. Here is the official description from the publishers:
"English Alive is an annual anthology of writing from high schools and secondary colleges in southern Africa (i.e. Grades 8–12). The first edition of English Alive was published in 1967, and it has been published every year since then. Approximately 70 pieces of poetry and prose of all sorts and about anything are selected for publication each year. Brief comments on the pieces are offered by the editor. "
There you have it. It's written by high school students. What I'm curious about is what made someone claim this is a history book.
Edit2: I forgot to mention that the title of the book is "English Alive". What OP believes is the title, "Western Cape Branch of the South African Council for English Education", is just one of the contributors
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: Pearj
Thanks for my morning entertainment OP.
To start, I will say that our timeline is the only timeline you or I are in, or have ever been in.. and unless we have some cosmic forces rip a hole in the fabric of spacetime, that's probably not going to change.
It is Much more plausible that people write and speak erroneous statements and that this ME theory is putting way too much attention into these little errors.
In that clip, Bush saying "Mandela is dead" is being taken completely out of context. There's even an article (from 2007) that discusses Bushes speech here, and how Mandela was "very much alive".
"During the press conference, Bush was not talking about the actual Nelson Mandela. He was talking about people like Nelson Mandela and speaking metaphorically. And listening to Bush's entire segment, while not artfully stated, makes it clear that he was not talking about the actual Nelson Mandela."
Nelson Mandela is still very much alive despite an embarrassing gaffe by U.S. President George W. Bush, who alluded to the former South African leader's death in an attempt to explain sectarian violence in Iraq.
"It's out there. All we can do is reassure people, especially South Africans, that President Mandela is alive," Achmat Dangor, chief executive officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, said as Bush's comments received worldwide coverage.
Nelson Mandela yesterday assured the world that, contrary to the impression given by the President of the United States, reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated.
Former president George H.W. Bush's office mistakenly announced the death of Nelson Mandela on Sunday morning.
"The 41 stmnt sent this morning was the result of my mis-reading the header on the WaPo news flash. Stupid mistake by me. Apologies to all." Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, tweeted Sunday morning.
The statement read: "Barbara and I mourn the passing of one of the greatest believers in freedom we have had the privilege to know. As President, I watched in wonder as Nelson Mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers following 26 years of wrongful imprisonment — setting a powerful example of redemption and grace for us all. He was a man of tremendous moral courage, who changed the course of history in his country. Barbara and I had great respect for President Mandela, and send our condolences to his family and countrymen."
The South African presidency rejected the statement, saying that Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon, is alive, BNO News reports.
You are claiming this book was written in October of '91
"I thought an interesting comment was made when somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, 'now where's Mandela?' Well, Mandela's dead. Because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas."