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Launch of Nelson Mandela International Day 2014: Mandela the public servant

The launch of Nelson Mandela International Day 2014 at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on 8 April 2014, signifies the commencement of the 2014 Mandela Day events calendar.

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South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe: Nelson Mandela International Day 2014

South Africa’s Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe, was the keynote speaker at the launch of the Nelson Mandela International Day Campaign 2014, at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on 8 April 2014.

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Nelson Mandela International Day Campaign 2014

The 2014 Nelson Mandela International Day calendar of events was launched at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on 8 April, 2014. Watch the full event coverage here.

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Gallery: Nelson Mandela International Day launch 2014

This is a gallery of photographs taken at the launch of Nelson Mandela International Day 2014, at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on 8 April 2014.

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Community Conversations: speaking from the heart

The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Dialogue for Justice programme represents a continuation of conversations held in communities since late 2007.

A highlight of the programme, the Community Conversations were a partnership between the Foundation and the German federal government’s German Society for International Co-operation (GIZ), and were launched in 2008 as a response to the outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa.

The dialogues facilitate in-community talks on key issues affecting social cohesion, including xenophobia and violence, HIV, drug abuse, and women and youth issues.

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Gallery: tourist map of Mandela sites launched in Paarl

The house at the former Victor Verster Prison near Paarl, where Nelson Mandela spent the last 14 months of his 27-year incarceration, was the venue for the launch of a new tourist map featuring sites of historical interest associated with the great man.

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Gallery: Madiba honoured in Milan’s Garden of the Righteous

On 6 March 2014, Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang attended a special ceremony at the Garden of the Righteous in Milan, Italy, where Nelson Mandela was honoured.

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Gallery: First Mandela/Fidel Legacy Dialogue

Hundreds of people gathered in Unisa’s ZK Matthews Great Hall on Tuesday, 25 February 2014, for the first of three Mandela/Fidel Legacy Dialogues, which celebrate the close relationship between Nelson Mandela and Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

At the event the documentary film Mandela and Fidel, by acclaimed filmmaker Estela Bravo, was screened.

This was followed by a question-and-answer session in which Bravo, former South African ambassador to the US Barbara Masekela and Cuban ambassador to South Africa Carlos Fernandez de Cossio answered questions from the audience.

The second Mandela/Fidel Legacy Dialogue will be held later this year in Cuba, and the third again in South Africa.

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Mandela family pays tribute to Madiba’s protection team

Mrs Graça Machel and members of the Mandela family paid a moving tribute to members of Mr Mandela’s security detail at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on 22 February 2014.

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Ford Foundation in dialogue at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

The Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted a dialogue with a group of trustees and management of the Ford Foundation at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on 12 February 2014.

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