The series begins with the visit of Auma Obama (half-sister of US President Barack Obama), US Ambassador Donald Gips, his wife and sons to the gifts room and the archives. Followed by photographs of Bill Clinton making a speech, Achmat Dangor (Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO of the time), Cyril Ramaphosa, Ahmed Kathrada, Leslie Maasdorp (vice-Chairman ABSA Capital), Audience in the auditorium,
launche of the book "Conversations with Myself" in South Africa at Market Theatre. The MC of the day is John Kani who also read the audio version of the book. In the chairs are: Ahmed Kathrada, Zindzi Mandela and great-grandson Luvuyo Mandela.
Start of the 6 day road-trip to Cape Town by 21 "Bikers for Mandela", doing community work on the way. With Morgan Freeman, Achmat Dangor, ANC MP Buti Manamela (on behalf of SA Parliament), Sello Hatang and KAYA FM’s MD Greg Maloka presenting framed ‘Make every day a Mandela Day’ commitment for the next 67 years.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf during the press conference at the Nelson Mandela Foundation and visiting heritage sites in Johannesburg:Orlando Stadium; Nelson Mandela house in Soweto; Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum as well as the Apartheid Museum
Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture by Professor Ismail Serageldin at the Linder Auditorium of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The theme for the lecture was “The making of social justice: pluralism, cohesion and social participation”.
Professor Ismail Serageldin’s presentation at the University of Johannesburg, entitled “In Conversations with Youth – the Shape of Tomorrow, The seven pillars of the knowledge revolution''. The University of Johannesburg Choral Group begins proceedings with a song.
Professor Ariel Dorfman, a Chilean-American author, human rights activist and distinguished professor of Literature and Latin-American Studies presented the Eighth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 31 July 2010. The venue for the lecture was Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium. The theme of the lecture was: Memory, Justice and Reconciliation.
Professor Ariel Dorfman with Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, renowned Zimbabwean-born writer Elinor Sisulu as well as poet and former political activist Doctor Mongane Wally Serote in a discussion on the role of art in consolidating democracy and fighting oppression. Shots of Professor Dorfman signing a book after the event. The event was held in Freedom Park and gathered together authors, writers, journalists, students, scholars and academics to interrogate how art can help build strong and robust democracies.
The Dialogue "In Conversations with Ariel Dorfman" was hosted in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Drama and the Market Theatre. John Kani read from "Nothing but the Truth" and Wits Drama students performed Dorman’s play "Delirium". This was followed by a facilitated discussion between Dorfman, Kani and Nadine Gordimer.
Ariel Dorfman in a social cohesion sharing session around the issue of xenophobia held at the Gugulethu Community Centre in Cape Town and served as an opportunity to listen to the recurring problems regarding xenophobia.
Conversation with Prof Muhammad Yunus, in collaboration with WDB Group (Women’s Development Businesses), SEF (Small Enterprise Foundation) and AMFISA (Association of Micro Finance Institutions of South Africa). An all-day dialogue session with thought leaders, South Africa’s foremost social entrepreneurship patrons and practitioners, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, civil society, government, and members of the South African media. Other partners such as the WDB, African Development Bank (ADB), Banking Council, Independent Development Trust (IDT) and other microfinance institutions including the broader community of social entrepreneurs participated in this session. Professor Yunus aimed at stimulating a robust dialogue and conversation about microcredit, microfinance or social business as a tool to address poverty, based on the Grameen Bank model.