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Global Citizen – EP 1

Global Citizen – EP 1 is the fourteenth extended play by British rock band Coldplay and their first release under the pseudonym Los Unidades. The project was made available worldwide on 30 November 2018 featuring production by Rik Simpson and musical guests including Pharrell Williams, David Guetta, Stargate, and others. It was released as part of the lead-up to the group's performance at the "Mandela 100" Global Citizen Festival, which happened on 2 December 2018, in South Africa. All proceeds from the EP were donated to Global Citizen, an international education and advocacy organization working to catalyse the movement to end extreme poverty.

Madiba Honoured with Fresco in France: The largest Mandela mural ever

While South Africans waited with bated breath to hear the results of the May 2024 elections, a reminder of the man who symbolises democracy in South Africa and the world has taken up space gorgeously thanks to a new fresco painting in France.

In Ville de Créteil, Nelson Mandela beams in epic proportion at a height of a whopping 44 meters. Not only is the fresco the sum of talent and breathtaking detail, it is also reportedly the largest mural of Madiba in the world as the Embassy of France in South Africa shared.

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Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg

The largest cable-stayed bridge in South Africa (284m). Links the cultural precinct of Newtown and Braamfontein with other key areas identified in the inner city renewal project of the City of Johannesburg. The bridge was opened by Nelson Mandela in 2003. It won an award for outstanding civil engineering achievement by the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE).

Nelson Mandela Theatre at the Joburg Theatre Complex, previously known as the Johannesburg Civic Theatre

The Mandela theatre is Joburg Theatre’s flagship auditorium. Lined with plush red seating and accommodating 1069 patrons, it boasts one of the most technically proficient stages in the Southern Hemisphere. The theatre is the main theatre that forms part of the Joburg Theatre Complex in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. It seats 1,069 people and has a stage floor that covers an area of 400m². The Mandela Theatre is known for having hosted a range of world renowned productions, hit shows, and Broadway musicals. On the 5th of December 2023 at the theatre, the Nelson Mandela Foundation honoured the 10th anniversary of Madiba’s passing and hosted the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai as the speaker.

Park in South Africa and Forest in Israel

Award recognizing Mr Mandela's commitment and dedication to the development of the nation as reason for naming a park after him on Arbor Day, South Africa

Jewish National Fund of South Africa, Trees for Africa, Department of Water Affairs and Forestry,

President Ramaphosa unveils two Mandela statues in Eastern Cape

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils the statues in Mthatha and Qunu as part of Nelson Mandela Day celebrations. The two monuments serve as a tribute to Madiba’s enduring impact on South Africa and the world and commemorate the 67 years he dedicated to the fight against apartheid.

Gandhi Peace Prize 2000

Highest civilian order from the Government of India given to Dr. Nelson Mandela to pay tribute to an unusual international hero in the Gandhian mould

Government of India

Naming asteroids in honor of Nelson Mandela

The application to name an asteroid in honour of Nelson Mandela was turned down because the rule about asteroid naming is that asteroids cannot be named for politicians until 100 years after their deaths.

Rainer Kresken volunteered an asteroid discovered by him and Matthias Busch, and after discussion with several astronomers, they decided to try and see if the rules might be bent. They wrote a citation and submitted a naming request to the Minor Planet Center, but it was turned down. The

Handover ceremony of documentation of Dr. Nelson Mandela’s Honorary Degree Diploma at his Investiture as Doctor of Laws Soochow University, 2022.04.12, Houghton: [Set of 53 Still images]

Handover of photos of Nelson Mandela receiving an Honorary Degree Diploma by Soochow University. These photos including two certificates were handed over by Anthony Ho (Ambassador and Taiwanese representative to South Africa), Dr. Wei-ta Pan (President of Soochow University) and Director Angel Y.C.L Wu (Taiwan Foundation for Democracy) to the Chief Executive of the Foundation Sello Hatang during a handover ceremony that was held in the NMF auditorium on the 12th of April 2022.

Arends, Ethel

Opening of the Jukskei Park in Riverlea in honour of Nelson Mandela

The Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with Johannesburg City Parks, Zoo, Old Mutual, Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Department of Forest, Fisheries and the Environment, Green Development Foundation, Meals on Wheels Community Services South Africa, as well as Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa commemorated the 9th anniversary of struggle icon Nelson Mandela’s passing by officially opening the Jukskei Park in Riverlea, in Johannesburg. The park will also be the symbolic home for the foundation’s ‘One Million Tree Campaign’, which aims to promote environmental justice and food security, while mitigating the impact of climate change.

Thank you from the Emirates International Forum

Award presented to Mr Mandela in recognition of his contribution to the 7th Annual Summit from the Emirates International Forum in recognition of his contribution to the 7th Annual Summit, United Arab Emirates.

Emirates International Forum

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders was renamed Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Since 2014, nearly 5,800 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa have participated in the Fellowship. The Fellows, between the ages of 25 and 35, are accomplished leaders and have established records of promoting innovation and positive impact in their communities and countries.

Budapest establishes a park in Honor of Nelson Mandela

Budapest establishes a memorial park in honour of Nelson Mandela on the northern slope of Gellért Hill, the Mayor’s Office. Nelson Mandela Park, occupying 5,000sqm of lawns and a wooded area, will be the city’s first permanent landscaped artwork. The 9.4 million forint (EUR 24,000) park will be inaugurated on July 18, International Mandela Day.

2013 Dole Leadership Award

on the 10th anniversary of the Prize: Mandela is the perfect example of an individual who fought for justice through the political system in place. He truly made a difference.

Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas

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