The 11th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture with Doctor Mo Ibrahim. The event was held at the University of South Africa (UNISA) on the 17th of August 2013. The theme for the lecture was “Building social cohesion”: a call for all South Africans to work towards a united, cohesive, democratic and national society. Dr Ibrahim’s address focused on the need for social cohesion not only in South Africa, but also between the 54 nations that make up the African continent.
Mthatha community conversation on the fight against HIV/AIDS, held at the Rotary Hall. Learners from different schools coming out in numbers to voice their issues. The conversation was facilitated by Lesley Nkosi and Paddy Nhlapo.
Nelson Mandela Foundation staff activities for the International Mandela Day at Ebenezer, a home for children in Walkerville. The activities of the day included cleaning, working in the bakery, working in the garden, reading to babies and children, and singing.
The Vakhegula Vakhegula Football Club (Gogos for Mandela) at the Discovery Soccer Park at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. The Gogos are warming up before playing against the Orlando Pirates. With players Katlego Mashego, club owner, Beka Ntswanwisi, Christina “Maradona” Machebe and SuperSport United defender, Morgan Gould.
Bikers for Mandela Day- NMF staffers, 25 riders and 15 support staff and a group of celebrities on a eight-day ride from Johannesburg to the coastal city of Cape Town with the aim to raise awareness about and support for Nelson Mandela Day.
AIG Angel Wings Club, as part of its charity drive, donated toys, books and stationary, paid for by members of staff. The donation was channeled through the Nelson Mandela Foundation with clinical psychologist Jonathan Percales, CEO of Tara Hospital, Dr Florence Otienno and other senior staff present.
Scores of volunteers joined Vodacom staff at Vodaworld in Midrand assisting with the task of providing 17 000 food parcels for distribution to families in need. Volunteers came from, amongst others, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Blue Bulls, Orlando Pirates, Gauteng Department of Education.
The Cotton On Foundation, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) handed over a Mandela Day Container Library to the Batsogile Primary in Klipspruit-Soweto, Johannesburg. Batsogile Primary was the 5th school to receive a library.
Happy Science, a Tokyo-based international religious organisation, handed over a Mandela Day Container Library to Tshifudi Primary School in Tshifudi Village, Vhembe Municipality, Limpopo, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF). After the passing of Mr. Nelson Mandela, Happy Science established HS Nelson Mandela Fund as its internal fund in order to advance in the will of Mr. Mandela; aiming to nurture future leaders of the world and support people who cannot receive education due to poverty, or racial, gender and caste discrimination, people who are opposed by their government and people who cannot receive medical treatment.