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Mandela Day Library opened at Thabantsho Primary School, 2014.05.14, Senwabarwana: [Set of 12 Still Images]

In the heart of the Limpopo farmlands, near the Botswana border, lies the village of Senwabarwana. The impoverished village (also known as Bochum), founded by businessman Stanley Thema, is one of the fastest-growing rural areas in South Africa. 147 learners attending Thabantsho Primary School have little choice but to walk kilometres every day just to get to class. Jade Orgill, Project Manager at Breadline Africa, reported that while she was setting up the school’s container library in preparation for the launch event, some Grade 7 learners explained to her that none of them had never seen a library before – and certainly not so many books in one place.

Orgill, Jade

Mandela Day Library opened at Skeen Primary School, 2014.09.06, Alexandra: [Set of 11 Images]

On 6 September 2014, right in the middle of National Literacy Week, students and educators at Skeen Primary School in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, celebrated the opening of the school’s Mandela Day container library.
The library is the 49th facility of it kind to open since the launch of the Mandela Day container library project in 2012.

Orgill, Jade

Arrivals

The arrival of the guest, registrations, and photo opportunity with Oprah Winfrey

Distilled Photography

Event Proceedings

The event was facilitated by Redi Tlhabi media personality, Oprah Winfrey and Graca Machel delivered a keynote address, followed by a conversation with Josina Z Machel, and Phumzile Mlabo-Ngcuka, an executive director of UN Women on their views relating to the dignity of women and a caring society that is equal and just to both men and women can be built.

Distilled Photography

Supreme chief of the Tembu Jongintaba Dalindyebo with his wife, 1929.10.11, Eastern Cape: [Still Image]

Supreme chief of the Tembu Jongintaba Dalindyebo with his wife. He became Nelson Mandela’s guardian after the death of Mandela’s father. Nelson Mandela lived at the homestead of Jongintaba from the age of 9 until 16 and was raised together with Jongintaba's children.

Moravian Archives

Lecture, 2014.08.09, Cape Town: [Set of 80 Still Images]

President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, presenting the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 9 August 2014. This event marks the 52nd anniversary of Mr Mandela’s capture on 5 August 1962.
The lecture was held at the historic City Hall in the City of Cape Town, a significant and poignant venue, as it is from this location that Mr Mandela gave his inaugural address to the people of South Africa after being released from prison in 1990. The theme of the 2014 lecture is "Building social cohesion through active citizenship".
The reception was held immediately after the lecture.

Kritzinger, Jac