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 Great Park Synagoge hosted a 67 minutes drive to collect blankets, clothes and non-perishable foods. The Friends of the Inner City spent 67 minutes cleaning Lorna Court in Johannesburg's CBD as part of their ‘ Build your Neighbourhood’ initiative. The Conference Connection donated food and gifts to St Martins’ Children’s home and blankets to Reservoir Hills residents in Durban The DEC planted trees. Scorpion Legal Protection provided lunch to the Durban Children’s Home Free State Treasury planted trees A baby named after Mandela Moyo restaurant took party packs, face painters and drummers to the Umthombo Street Children in Durban and the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg. They also provided entertainment at a care centre for disabled children in Khayelitsha. Roedean School collected blankets and food for organisations which care for orphans and vulnerable children.
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.
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
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.
Video about Pregs Govender interview on the book that she wrote on self -transformation. Biography talk held at the Cape Town book fair with Pregs Govender on violence against women on a journey of self-transformation and how to deal with our own fears as human beings.
Video on the audience listening to the audio of Nelson Mandela speaking on children, Nelson Mandela on announcing that the Mandela charities will continue with the works that he has started. Kim Porteus Achmat Dangor, Sibongile Mkhabela Nelson Mandela Jakes Gerwel Shaun Johnson, Chantal Cuddumbey each charity elaborates on how they will celebrate Nelson Mandela’90th programme for the 90th birthday year at Victory Theatre, Johannesburg.
Video on Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel on game drives in Shambala. There are two game drives the firstone has Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel together, in he next game drive Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel are with Josina Machel and 's son Fanon N'zanji Mucave Machel.
Proceedings of a three day conference Speak truth to power held at Wits University Law School. The conference or forum has been attended by human rights activist from all over the world. There is also a book published by the human right activist Kerry Kennedy aimed at educating young people to value their human rights.
A variety of Nelson Mandela photographs during his presidency including: Election campaigning in 1994, polishing his shoes aboard the presidential jet, with his son Makgatho, meeting wives of former South African leaders.
Photos of Nelson Mandela re-uniting with The Elders at a private lunch in Johannesburg. The Elders are Martti Ahtisaari, Kofi Annan, Ela Bhatt, Lakhdar Brahimi, Gro Brundtland, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jimmy Carter, Graça Machel, Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu. Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi are honorary Elders.
Nelson Mandela's 75th birthday celebration held in his then office the Shell House, which was the Headquarters of the African National Congress (ANC). The local community of Newclare had baked a cake for the President's birthday and asked Ismail the then Political Correspondent of the Sowetan to deliver it.
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.
Signing of the MoU between the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and the Market Theatre Foundation (MTF) for the handover of the exhibition 'Between States of Emergency' with NMF staff, MTF staff and Photo Workshop students.
Ariel Dorfman in a social cohesion sharing session around the issue of xenophobia held at the Gugulethu Community Centre in Cape Town and served as an opportunity to listen to the recurring problems regarding xenophobia.
Professor Ariel Dorfman with Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, renowned Zimbabwean-born writer Elinor Sisulu as well as poet and former political activist Doctor Mongane Wally Serote in a discussion on the role of art in consolidating democracy and fighting oppression. Shots of Professor Dorfman signing a book after the event. The event was held in Freedom Park and gathered together authors, writers, journalists, students, scholars and academics to interrogate how art can help build strong and robust democracies.
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 Dialogue "In Conversations with Ariel Dorfman" was hosted in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Drama and the Market Theatre. John Kani read from "Nothing but the Truth" and Wits Drama students performed Dorman’s play "Delirium". This was followed by a facilitated discussion between Dorfman, Kani and Nadine Gordimer.
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.
The Sixth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, 12 July 2008, in Kliptown, Soweto. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf during a lecture titled “Behold the new Africa”, stressed the importance of transparent, accountable government and the need to fight corruption in Africa.