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Social media/email scam doing the rounds

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has been made aware of a new social media/email scam doing the rounds.

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Alexandra school celebrates National Literacy Week with Mandela Day container library launch

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.

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Media advisory: Welcome home reception for Mandela Washington Fellows

Issued by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the US Embassy in South Africa

The US Embassy, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will officially welcome home 46 young South African leaders who recently returned from the six-week programme in the United States under President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative.

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Container library opens in Sedibeng village, Northern Cape

The principal and staff at Sedibeng Primary School were happy to celebrate the arrival of their very own Mandela Day container library on 5 September 2014. Sponsored by the Public Investment Corporation and launched by Breadline Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the container library is the 48th installation under the Mandela Day libraries project umbrella, and will serve the school’s learners and community members in the surrounding Sedibeng village.

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Media statement: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has taken note of the statement by South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation to the effect that a request for a visa to visit the country has been submitted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and that the application “will be taken through normal due process”.

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Ubuntu Sessions hosts youth-led dialogue: the changing roles of women 20 years into democracy

Nelson Mandela Foundation, in association with Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part initiative and Kaya FM, hosts conversation

On Thursday 28 August 2014, the Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted the third Ubuntu Concepts dialogue session (see first dialogue here and second dialogue here). The dialogue was essentially a moderated conversation about gender dynamics in South Africa and the changing role of women in today’s democracy.

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Mandela Day library opens in Hobhouse, Free State

On 28 August 2014 students, teachers, parents and community members attended the opening of a Mandela Day container library at Beisang Mabewana Primary School in Hobhouse, Free State.

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Mandela receives Underground Railroad Freedom Center Conductor Award

On 23 August 2014 the United States National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, honoured the late Nelson Mandela with its highest honour – the International Freedom Conductor Award.

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Happy birthday, Ahmed Kathrada

The Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted a surprise birthday party for Ahmed Kathrada on Thursday 21 August 2014.

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From Selma to Soweto: Connie Field documentary chapter screened at Foundation

The role of the United States in the anti-apartheid movement

On 20 August 2014 the US Embassy, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, screened From Selma to Soweto, an episode of the documentary series Have You Heard from Johannesburg, produced by Connie Field in 2010.

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