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The Brookings Doha Center held a roundtable with H.E. Mr. Mandla Mandela, chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council and grandson of former South African president, the late Nelson Mandela. The discussion of the roundtable, which took place on Thursday, September 20th, focused on current policy challenges facing South Africa; the evolving role of South Africa in the international system; and political and economic relations between Africa and the Middle East.
Participants of the roundtable discussed the South African perspective on the peace process in the Middle East, the reform of the African Union, the challenges facing land reform in South Africa and the legacy of Nelson Mandela. The 90-minute discussion was attended by members of Doha’s diplomatic and academic communities.