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.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with the Market Theatre hosted an artist tribute called ''Letters from Mandela''. ''Letters from Mandela'' aimed at finding some of the warmest moments of Nelson Mandela; as the son, the man, the comrade, the father as well as the son of Africa.
In celebrating the memory and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the Gauteng City Region, City of Tshwane in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) hosted the third Mandela Remembrance Walk, from Kgosi Mampuru Prison to the Union Buildings.
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.
Professor Ariel Dorfman reads to the students at Bertrams primary school as part of his Mandela Day commitments. After the reading the children had the opportunity to ask Professor Dorfman questions. Professor Dorfman used the reading as an opportunity to encourage the Grade 1, 2, 3 and 4 learners to read and to start writing, especially if they have the need to express themselves.
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.
Community Capacity Enhancement (CCE) Programme; a methodology used by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to empower communities through dialogue, to identify challenges brought by HIV/AIDS and find solutions that are appropriate to them. The event was held at Parktonian hotel in Johannesburg.
Nelson Mandela Debating Challenge. Six days event with students from schools in South Africa. This event is the result of a partnership between the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Tshimong, a social enterprise that trains high-schoolers in debating.
A public launch by the Nelson Mandela Foundation held at the Donaldson Orlando Community Centre (now called YMCA). The Foundation launched a logo that will be the symbol of all the Nelson Mandela centenary activities. Seven schools were invited to the launch.
The Government of India donated two million rand to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The decision to make the donation was made following the visit to South Africa by Prime Minister of India H. E. Mr. Narendra Modi in 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.
Photos of the manor and surroundings, ostriches, snow on the mountains, hand print and name ‘Joe’ in the snow, pupils of the shallow academy waving, bikers on old tractor, bikers leaving and the support cars.
Bikers arriving at Robertson, painting the perimeter wall with images, indoors with enormous cake, image of jiving Madiba, lighting the candles on the cake, bikers and children surrounding the cake, cheering, Morgan Freeman cutting the cake, bikers handing over of books and departure.
The Mandela Legacy Cup: a public tribute that was held at Bidvest Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg . The Proteas played against the Springboks in a friendly cricket match with special performances from Johnny Clegg and Prime Circle, and public team signings to honour Madiba.
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.
Photos of a dialogue held at Glenhove Conference Centre, Johannesburg, facilitated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with Brand South Africa. Africa-European economic relations and the challenge of overcoming financial and political alienation was the focus of the dialogue. Participants included Finnish Minister of European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Alex Stubb, who led the discussion, and Master of Ceremonies for the event, Dr.Petrus de Kock from Brand South Africa.
Legacy Dialogue about the relationship between Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro, held at the Z.K.Matthews Great Hall at UNISA. With UNISA Vice-Chancellor Professor Mandla Makhanya, Cuban Ambassador Carlos Fernandes de Cossio, Barbara Masekela, Estela Bravo.
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.
Youth dialogue focusing on the issues of violence and substance abuse. It included the popular South African group Mafikizolo, Sello Hatang (CEO NMF), Hayden Wright, Jijbez Vosloo, Naidoo, Sade Maokwena, Justine Arendse, Born Free (Band), Freddy Arendse (Founder School of Music) and the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Rejoice Mabudafhasi.
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.
The launch of Legacy Ride4Hope initiative held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation and a panel discussion of the riders include Sello Hatang – Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive, Thabo Leeuw- Thesele Chief Executive Officer, and Anne Mclaren- ATC South Africa Chief Executive Officer.
Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the Department of Human Settlements honouring Nelson Mandela legacy by building 100 homes for 100 families across three regions; Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal. The photographs show the Nelson Mandela Foundation Board of Trustees and Staff member helping with building the house.
Celebration of 10 years of Mandela Day at Germiston Civic Centre, the event was organised by the City of Ekurhuleni in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The City of Ekurhuleni invited city veterans that are 100 years to the celebration.
Main speakers for the event were Mr Lebogang Mahile (MEC for Housing). Mr Mzwandile Masina (Mayor of City of Ekurhuleni), Prof Njabula Ndebele (Chairman of the Nelson Mandela Foundation), Mr Sello Hatang (Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation), Ms Patricia Kumalo (Speaker of the council for Ekurhuleni)
The Nelson Mandela Foundation invited Chief Khosi Vho Ravele R.R., five learners and five coordinators from Maulume Village to visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation and other legacy sites within Johannesburg. The trip was to give the learners an opportunity to learn about the history of their country as future leaders.
Highlights: Tour of the NMF Centre of Memory, Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Liliesleaf Farm, Hector Pieterson Museum & Vilakazi Street. Insightful engagements in the Centre of Memory about societal issues. Presentation of a vegetable and macadamia oil farming proposal. Exchange of gifts between the Chief and Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive.
Launch of the ''Mandalas for Mandela'' exhibition. A collaboration between the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Arts Alive and Imbali Visual Arts and the Constitution Hill. The exhibition comprises Mandalas from students from 26 Gauteng schools. It was launched at Constitution Hill on 6 September 2011 to coincide with the Arts Alive festival.
After delivering the lecture in Cape Town the Nelson Mandela 10th annual lecture speaker, Mrs. Mary Robinson participated in the International Mandela Day activity and donated a container library for a school in Meadowlands, Soweto.
Hands Across South Africa aided the Nelson Mandela Foundation to continue to grow the momentum that legacy advocates like Gareth Cliff have already inspired in order to honour the life and legacy of Madiba, and in so doing make every day a Mandela Day. The event took place at the Phokosho School in Alexandra, Johannesburg.
150 learners, teachers and cycling enthusiasts convened at the Torah Academy campus in Norwood, Johannesburg, for the 14th annual CycAlive challenge, a youth highlight in the Mandela Day activities calendar. Field Band Foundation from Springs, Rabbi Dovid Hazdan -the dean of the Torah Academy, Dan Zimba, Rabbi Mottie Hadar, Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Sello Hatang, Marlene Bethlehem, Lelo Mzaca, a 702 sports, Johannesburg Steelwings Harley Davidson Club-who arrived to show their support, and Ian Freeman of RAM.
The Launch of Mandela Day took place at the Tlatlohang Primary School, a disadvantaged school situated in White City, Jabavu As the emphasis for Nelson Mandela Day 2012 is being placed on raising youth through decent education, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory – in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education – is driving some of South Africa’s most meaningful initiatives, namely the Container Library Project and the 94+ Schools Project, inspired to improve the conditions of our more impoverished schools and encourage literacy to children within our historically disadvantaged communities.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Eqstra Fleet Management donated 10 braille copies of Long Walk to Freedom to the Prinshof School of the Visually impaired (Pretoria) as part of the International Mandela Day activities.