About: Candice Mama | #1 Authentic Inspiration
Candice Mama is the author of “Forgiveness Redefined” who started her work in forgiveness, reconciliation and trauma after her story of forgiving apartheid assassin and her father’s murderer, Eugene De Kock, made international news.
Having been inundated with requests to show people how to forgive she went on to become an award winning international speaker who’s story has been heard by the Dalai Lama.
“FORGIVENESS IS THE HEALING BALM OF THE HUMAN SOUL. TO LIVE IS TO FORGIVE”
The human experience is filled with moments whereby we feel dejected, rejected or in pain and in many instances it’s due to no doing of our own
It is in those very moments that we need to make the choice to carry that pain forward for the rest of our lives or to free ourselves and in turn heal
Candice Mama has known severe pain and trauma throughout my life therefore I do not say it lightly when I say forgiveness is one of the most necessary life skills we can build in our lives
Candice Mama life is dedicated to exploring and teaching forgiveness outside the realms of religion through speaking, coaching and upcoming projects such as:
Candice Mama was born in 1991 in South Africa a country that was gripped by the grossly violent and oppressive system of Apartheid and this is my story
In September 2014 , The National Prosecuting Authority reached out to my family to enquire about whether or not we would like to meet Eugene de Kock ( a former South African Police colonel, torturer, and assassin, active under the apartheid government. Nicknamed “ Prime Evil” and sentenced to 212 years in prison under 89 charges)
As many would imagine, it wasn’t a decision we came to without many dinner-table discussions and some trepidation from members of the family.
We agreed to schedule our meeting for the following Tuesday. In the days to come, a sense of self-reflection enveloped me.
Candice Mama father, Glenack Masilo Mama, was brutally killed in a vicious and unjust time in our country’s history. her memories of him were nothing but compilations of different people’s stories and pictures we collected over time.
However, the one thing I knew for sure about my father was that he had been tortured and then burnt to death by a man named Eugene de Kock.
Candice is making her mark in the humanitarian field all before the age of thirty
Having learnt how to not only overcome immense loss but emerge on the other side greater, Candice Mama knows how to cultivate inner strength, master the art of forgiveness and thrive through adversity
Author and Vogue’s most inspiring woman, Candice shares her powerful story of coming face to face with her father’s killer and what that taught her about personal power, the liberating power of forgiveness and how to achieve great things through challenging circumstance
Whether it is learning the art of forgiveness, self-leadership, diversity and inclusion or resilience. Candice’s keynotes are both engaging and masterful. She has been a speaker for top tier organisations and universities such as New York University, Columbia University,University of Washington, University of Wollongong, Chas Everitt, British Council, Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Peace and Beyond Conference to name a few. She has shared stages with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Homi Bhabha , Lord Alderdice and honored Bill Clinton
Candice’s talks range from redefining forgiveness, self-leadership, diversity inclusion, women’s empowerment and crafting inner resilience. Having been recognised as Vogue’s most inspiring woman and Top twenty African women by the United Nations she is a highly sought after international speaker.
I wish you all the freedom of forgiveness
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