Freedom Park commemoration, tributes and international call to action. South African Government commemorative activities (led by the Presidency and supported by the Department of Social Development). Inter-faith prayer service and veterans wreath-laying at the Union Buildings, Tshwane.
Opening of the exhibition 'For Madiba with Love' by David Turnley at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The event also marked the signing of a Memorandum of understanding between the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the National Library of South Africa for a de-acidification project to preserve Madiba's papers. The project is funded by the US Embassy. People featuring are Peter Magubane, Ahmed Kathrada, George Bizos, Barbara Hogan, the US Embassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard, Steven van Zandt, MC Leanne Manas, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel, African National Congress Deputy General Jessie Duarte, Thebe Foundation CEO Mokgethi, and Sello Hatang.
Speakers and guests to the 'Remebering Madiba' evening, a Nelson Mandela Foundation organised commemoration event. Praise singer Jessica Mbangeni, President of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) Bantu Holomisa, Graça Machel, George Bizos, Sophia de Bruyn and many others. Bantu Holomisa was the guest speaker.
The Nelson Mandela 5th Annual Lecture with Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel laureate. The focuse of the Lecture was on the progress of Africa, that it needed to be balanced on three pillars: security, development and human rights.
Gauteng Department of Education (DoE), LeadSA and Proudly SA launched a joint Mandela Day Initiative, aiming to improve the literacy rate and called to donate books to schools, libraries and other organisations in need.
Hand-over of Rivonia Trial Papers to the National Archives of South Africa and of the Kathrada/Rick Stengel Tapes with the interviews conducted for" Long Walk to Freedom" to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Performance of the theatre play "Rivonia Trial" at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The perfomance was attended by, among others, Nelson Mandela, surviving Trialists, Graça Machel, George Bizos, Nadine Gordimer, Mrs Motsoaledi, AM Wolpe. Playwrigth Mondi Wami.
Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run held in Tshwane, Pretoria, to commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Speakers George Bizos, Sophie de Bruyn, runners and walkers, and the announcement of the winners.
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.
The 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2016 was delivered by Bill Gates on the eve of International Mandela Day at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi Campus. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, addressed the theme “Living Together” in his lecture.
23 interviews conducted by Anna Trapido in the making of her cookbook "Hunger for Freedom" a gastro-political biography of Mr. Mandela's journey from his boyhood through his life before and after his imprisonment, to the presidential banquets. It includes some personal and political anecdotes of people who were involved in one way or the other with Mr. Nelson Mandela. Transcripts of most interviews are available as printouts and electronic copies on CD.