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Mr Mandela’s granddaughters help launch Long Walk to Freedom container library

On 18 July, Mr Mandela’s granddaughter’s Zaziwe and Swati joined the Mandela Bangle Program, to quietly honour their late grandfather’s legacy. While most of the country openly celebrated Mandela Day, Zaziwe and Swati spent their 67 minutes behind the scenes, in a container yard, prepping for the launch of the fourth Long Walk to Freedom container library.

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Obama renames fellowship in honour of Mandela

On 28 July 2014, President Obama addressed a summit for the Obama administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative, called the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

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Nation formation and social cohesion: an enquiry into the hopes and aspirations of South Africans

The Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA), in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will release research at the Foundation on 14 August, 2014. The report, Nation formation and social cohesion: an enquiry into the hopes and aspirations of South Africans, shares findings of the study drawn from four ethnographic research case studies conducted in different provinces of South Africa.

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President Michelle Bachelet of Chile to present 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Lecture to take place on 9 August 2014 at the Cape Town City Hall

President Michelle Bachelet of Chile will present the 12th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture in Cape Town on 9 August 2014.

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KPMG Family for Literacy launches Parktown Public School Library

On 25 July 2014, students, teachers and KPMG staff members applauded the opening of a KPMG Family for Literacy (KFFL) library at Parktown Public School in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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Launch of the Mandela Gandhi Wall by Birad Rajaram Yajnik at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Yesterday, 24 July, the Mandela Gandhi Wall at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, by Birad Rajaram Yajnik, renowned artist and author, was officially opened.

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Global Watch Statement on Manchester City's Under 21 Walkout

Global Watch – Say No to Racism-Discrimination in all Sport – has taken note of disturbing reports regarding an alleged racial abuse incident during a friendly match between Man-City’s under 21 and NNK Rijeka in Novigrad, Croatia.

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Lions Clubs International award the Head of State Medal to Nelson Mandela

On 22 July 2014 a delegation of Lions Clubs International members from districts across the country presented the Lions’ Head of State Medal to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the formal custodian of Mr Mandela’s personal papers.

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Mandela Day: followership, alienation and longer-term solutions to exclusion

Nelson Mandela Day represents as good a time as any to discuss the idea of good followership. We often emphasise the need for good leadership; we seldom give attention to the need for a good quality of “following” in human affairs.

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Mandela's life inspires service community

Event celebrates his legacy as ‘voice for the voiceless’

Before he was South Africa’s first democratically elected president; before he won the Nobel Peace Prize, and before he spent 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela was a young boy growing up in the village of Mvezo, Transkei.

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