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.
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.
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.
Proceedings of the 17th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoen at the University of Johannesburg on the 23rd of November 2019, under the theme "Constitutionalism as an instrument for transformation".
There are no images of the concert but photo opportunities with Mandela, press conference as well as activities by the artists. The concert itself was on the 1st of December 2007. The photographs are mainly organised by photographer, the copyrights vary.
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.
Photos of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson Mandela just after his release with one of their grandchildren in the garden of the house in Soweto,February 1990. Shots of Nelson Mandela at Arbor Week in Soweto, Johannesburg, September 2008.
Video of the ninth Nelson Mandela annual lecture by Ismail Serageldin (the founding director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the new Library of Alexandria) held at the Linder auditorium, Wits University, Johannesburg.
Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, Thomas Piketty, presenting the 2015 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus. Photos were taken before, during and after the lecture.
- Nelson Mandela delivering cakes from Bafana Bafana and the Springboks to the Bonakele Hospice in Kew, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2008. -Nelson Mandela with Albertina Sisulu meeting a writer of prize winning essay at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2008. -Nelson Mandela meeting one of the children during a Reach for a Dream visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in Johannesburg, December 06. -Family painting project for the Commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in August 2009 -Nelson Mandela at 92, with children from Qunu and Mvezo at his Houghton home in Johannesburg.
-Photos of Nelson Mandela with his grandson Bambatha in Qunu, 1990. -Nelson Mandela visiting Kwa Ndebele, March 1994 -Nelson Mandela visiting schools, January 1995 -Nelson Mandela visiting Victor Vester Prison which is now known as Drakenstein Correctional Centre.October 1996 at Paarl, South Africa. -Nelson Mandela visiting pre-schools and crèches on the Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa, June 1997 -Annual Gold Award Ceremony of the President’s Award, South Africa, 25 November 1994 Birthday celebrations, July 1997; At the opening of Cape Town SOS Children’s Village, Cape Town, South Africa, 25 May 1996 Birthday celebrations, July 1997.
Day 1 session 1 discussion was based on the topic "Renaissance we are the ones we have been waiting for". Panelists- Patric Kabuya, Dumisani Nyoni, Ronnie Ntuli and Aicha Bah Diallo. Tea break, then after question and answer.
"Bikers for Mandela" involved a group of celebrities and a group of motorcyclists on a five-day ride from Johannesburg to the coastal city of Cape Town with the aim to raise awareness about and support for Nelson Mandela Day. The bikers were stopping at selected villages and cities, where they participated in community projects and other social initiatives.
* The week of 12- 17 September 2016 was marked Clean-up & Recycle SA week, the aim of the week is to increase awareness in South Africans of the many benefits of recycling (socially, environmentally and economically) and the importance of a litter-free environment. As part of International Coastal Clean-up Day on Saturday 17th of September, PETCO partnered with Plastics * SA and 140 enthusiastic volunteers to clean up Robben Island in memory of Nelson Mandela.
SA Taxi supporting Nelson Mandela Day. Activities of the day included: Mandela Day with bumper stickers on 10 000 taxis at the rank were handout, MTN and Coca Cola were pat of the activation and they provided a mobile stage and promo material that can also carry the Mandela Day messaging.
Transnet Port Terminals, in partnership with Mandela Day, have created an initiative called “Shoes on Feet”, which aims to collect school shoes for disadvantaged children in key communities. "Shoes on Feet" volunteers distributed the first donations to learners at Isidingo Primary School in Umlazi Township, Durban, before moving to schools in Port Elizabeth and the Western Cape during March.
The company Regal Distributors in Linbro Business Park (Johannesburg), donated food boxes for Mandela Day. The NMF delivered the boxes to Thusong Care Centre in Alexandra and Club Care Centre in Orlando West, Soweto.
Mandela Day activities at the Dr Mathole Motshekga Primary School with Nelson Mandela staff, Graça Machel, P&G staff and Robyn Hills from food and trees for Africa: gardening and upgrading the building
Nelson Mandela Centre of Learning is an initiative of the Earthrise Trust. Located in Naledi village on Rustlers Valley farm, near Ficksburg in the Free State and it was opened on the 17th of July 2016.
67 blankets for Mandela Day knitted at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. Gardens of the Union Buildings covered with thousands of handmade blankets as part of a Guinness World Record attempt by 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day.