Inspiration

In a world challenged by the complexities of immigration, integration, racism and polarization, Zelda’s first hand experience working alongside Nelson Mandela for 19 years provides much needed clarity and guidance for the modern world.

International Bestseller

Zelda La Grange
Good Morning, Mr Mandela

A young woman, a president,
a life-changing friendship.

More About Zelda

Zelda la Grange is an international motivational speaker. After serving Nelson Mandela for almost 20 years in many roles and as his closest aide she now shares her life changing experiences inspired by the most powerful statesman and humanitarian of our time.

The Legacy Continues

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Books

Zelda's International Best selling book "Good Morning, Mr Mandela" is translated to 13 languages of which Chinese is the latest addition. The book is developed into film. She is currently working on her second book.

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Public Speaking

Zelda shares her experiences with Nelson Mandela through her international speaking engagements. She humanises the person through her story telling and shares lessons from her time serving Mr Mandela.

2023-04-26T22:20:30+02:00

Books

Zelda's International Best selling book "Good Morning, Mr Mandela" is translated to 13 languages of which Chinese is the latest addition. The book is developed into film. She is currently working on her second book.

2023-09-10T12:56:48+02:00

Public Speaking

Zelda shares her experiences with Nelson Mandela through her international speaking engagements. She humanises the person through her story telling and shares lessons from her time serving Mr Mandela.

Testimonials

LISTEN TO WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY

This Book Will Give You New Insights On The Life of Nelson Mandela

The Telegraph In London Described Her Book As

Compelling and ultimately heartbreaking…
her unguarded honesty allows her to tell a remarkable story.

Anonymous, The Telegraph

Zelda allows Madiba to occupy the centre stage and she is the narrator.

The people who were in the Howick High School hall had a morning that will stay with them.  They will think often of Zelda. They will laugh and think about what she said and they will agree that Madiba chose wisely.  He saw that something special in her. The audience listened to stories about a remarkable man told with such humour, sincerity, energy, love and humility. But, Zelda never becomes the hero in the story.

Mary Carlisle, Chairperson of the Midlands forum in KwaZulu Natal

In Good Morning, Mr Mandela, Zelda la Grange recounts her remarkable life at the right hand of the man we both knew and loved

Leadership is the rarest resource in this world, the ability to inspire the best and the brightest to serve the public good. Nelson Mandela did this at the governmental level with his official cabinet but he also did it with his “kitchen cabinet” of trusted advisers. Zelda’s view of his extraordinary impact is uniquely personal. Her leadership is also of the hightest order: service.”

Bono, Lead singer of U2 and cofounder of ONE

I have the highest regard for her.

President Nelson Mandela’s choice of the young Afrikaner Zelda la Grange as his most trusted aide embodied his commitment to reconciliation in South Africa.  She repaid his trust with loyalty and integrity.  I have the highest regard for her.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Noble Peace Prize laureate

Podcasts

NO TIME TO READ? NO PROBLEM. LISTEN TO HER STORY.

Now available on various streaming services

Podcasts

NO TIME TO READ? NO PROBLEM. LISTEN TO HER STORY.

Now available on various streaming services

In The Press

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