Mandela Day Twitter campaign not endorsed by Nelson Mandela Foundation

On 18 July 2014, a Mandela Day campaign gained popularity on social media channel Twitter for promising to donate R6.70 for each new follow.

The Twitter campaign was retweeted by prominent personalities and local businesses and was endorsed by many more.

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Mandela Dialogues – Berlin Forum for Dialogue and Exchange

Shaping the future through memory work

Commissioned by BMZ, the Global Leadership Academy organises international dialogue processes for people in positions of responsibility who have important issues to address. These processes, which run for several months, include the Mandela Dialogues on Memory Work, which the Academy has been running in co-operation with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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Violence and the weight of the past

Nelson Mandela Foundation convenes dialogue

On 14 August the Nelson Mandela Foundation convened the first session of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Conference “National and International Perspectives on Crime Reduction and Criminal Justice”

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500km bike ride to spread Mandela Day message of ubuntu: CycAlive 2014

On 17 August 2014, parents, schoolchildren and CycAlive supporters gathered at the Nelson Mandela Foundation to wish 50 young cyclists well as they began their relay cycle to Durban.

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Launch of We Want What’s Ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program

Professor Bernadette Atuahene’s new book provides an unbiased evaluation of the programme

Invitation to join Bernadette Atuahene for the launch of her book, We want what’s ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program.

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For Madiba with Love: new exhibitions at Stellenbosch University Museum

Issued by Stellenbosch University Museum

The Stellenbosch University Museum invites members of the public to attend the launch of two new exhibitions on 25 August 2014: Black Man in a White Man’s Court – the forgotten trial of Nelson Mandela and For Madiba with Love – a photographic exhibition by David Turnley.

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From Selma to Soweto: US engagement in the anti-apartheid movement

Media invited to free screening

On 20 August 2014 the US Consulate General, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will screen 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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Nelson Mandela Foundation hosts conference on nation formation and social cohesion

On 14 August 2014 the Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA), in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, hosted a conference to release the research report for its project on nation formation and social cohesion. The report is titled “Nation formation and social cohesion: An enquiry into the hopes and aspirations of South Africans”.

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Open Design Cape Town 2014 exhibition commemorates resistance through art

A celebration of 20 years of democracy in the venue where Mr Mandela made his first speech as a free man

Open Design Cape Town 2014, currently on display in venues in and around the Cape Town City Hall, is about design for change. The project’s various elements – including presentations, open talks, exhibitions and artworks – explore how design can be an advocate of positive social transformation.

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Singer Aloe Blacc and CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF visit the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

On 8 August 2014, Caryl Stern, CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF, Chelsea Peters, Assistant Chief of Staff at the US Fund for UNICEF, and American singer and malaria activist Aloe Blacc visited the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.

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