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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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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