She spent 19 years as presidential aide to Nelson Mandela and now Zelda la Grange will be sharing her experiences with visitors at this year’s The Travel Industry Exhibition & Conference, in Sydney on 19-20 July @ Crystal Palace Luna Park, and in Melbourne on 25-26 July @ the MCEC, as headline speaker for both cities.
Zelda served Mandela for 19 years in different capacities until his death on 5 December 2013, and in 2014 she published her memoirs, entitled Good Morning, Mr Mandela. She will share anecdotes and reminiscences at the 2017 TIE in both cities.
Born in Apartheid South Africa, Zelda started her career in 1992. She was soon promoted to become one of the three private secretaries in President Mandela’s personal staff, and the President himself requested that she remain in his services beyond retirement.
In 2016, Maven Pictures obtained the rights for the movie adaptation of her book.
Tickets for the 2017 TIE will be on sale soon with conference program to be announced later this week.