17 June 2013 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
Madiba once said: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made in the lives of others ...” I have thought of his words on each occasion the world stood with him, making a difference to him, in his healing.Read more
13 June 2013 |
President Jacob Zuma has this evening, 13 June 2013, accompanied by ANC Treasurer-General Dr Zweli Mkhize, visited former President Nelson Mandela in hospital in Pretoria.Read more
12 June 2013 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela accompanied by other members of the Mandela family visited Nkosi Dalibhunga Nelson Mandela in hospital this morning. Though it is a difficult period for the Mandela family, Nkosi Zwelivelile and the rest of the family have been heartened by the overwhelming messages of support from the public.Read more
11 June 2013 | Category: Mandela Day
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and the United Nations invite you to cover the launch of the 4th Nelson Mandela International Day.
Nelson Mandela’s birthday, July 18, was recognised in 2009 by the United Nations as Nelson Mandela International Day.Read more
11 June 2013 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
President Jacob Zuma last night, 10 June 2013, met with the medical team that is treating former President Nelson Mandela, and they gave him a thorough briefing. The former President is still in a serious, but stable condition in a Pretoria hospital.Read more
10 June 2013 |
Former President Nelson Mandela remains in hospital, and his condition is unchanged.
Madiba was admitted on Saturday, 8 June 2013, for treatment in a Pretoria hospital for a lung infection.Read more
8 June 2013 |
During the past few days former President Nelson Mandela has had a recurrence of lung infection. This morning at about 1.30am his condition deteriorated and he was transferred to a Pretoria hospital. He remains in a serious but stable condition.Read more
29 May 2013 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is pleased to announce that on Tuesday 28 May 2013, Professor Njabulo S Ndebele was unanimously elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. Prof. Ndebele had been serving as Acting Chairman since the passing of Prof. Jakes Gerwel in November last year.Read more
Refurbished Centre of Memory honours the past and commemorates new beginnings
27 May 2013 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
On 27 May 1963, Nelson Mandela arrived at Robben Island as a prisoner for the first time.
Fifty years later, looking back on that tumultuous period in his life, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton, Johannesburg, celebrated the culmination of a five-year transition that saw Mr. Mandela’s post-presidential office transformed into a public and dialogue facility.Read more
Fifty years ago today, Nelson Mandela arrived on Robben Island as a prisoner for the first time
27 May 2013 |
It was 27 May 1963, and just over six months since he had been sentenced to five years in prison for leaving the country without a passport and inciting workers to strike.
Contrary to what some believe, prisoners are not sentenced to a particular prison; they are sentenced by the courts and the prison authorities decide where to send them.
In Mr Mandela’s case, he started serving his five-year sentence at Pretoria Local Prison after he was sentenced on 7 November 1962.Read more