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Legacies of Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress

On Monday 14 April the Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted another in its series of legacy dialogues, led by a panel of speakers comprising Mac Maharaj, Hugh Macmillan and Adekeye Adebajo. The question interrogated by the panel was: “What are the legacies of Nelson Mandela, and how do they intersect with those of the ANC?”

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The Mandela Dialogues

Second of three international dialogues held in Cambodia

Between 3 and 6 March 2014 the Nelson Mandela Foundation and GIZ Global Leadership Academy (which is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ) brought together 24 participants from ten countries to engage in the second of a three-part dialogue series on memory work. The final dialogue will take place in Berlin in July 2014.

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1994: the bloody miracle

Issued on behalf of Boondogle Films

The global premiere of1994: the bloody miracle was screened at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on the evening of 16 April 2014. The locally produced documentary exposes the extraordinary position faced by South Africa in the lead-up to its first democratic elections, and reveals violent struggles – both right wing plots and internal power struggles within the ANC – that toiled below the surface of the country’s political landscape in an attempt to bring South Africa to its knees.

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Nelson Mandela Foundation marks the 50th anniversary of Madiba’s renowned ‘Speech from the Dock’

Sunday, 20 April 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Madiba’s renowned “Speech from the Dock”. To mark this anniversary the Nelson Mandela Foundation is releasing a rare photograph of Madiba taken on 12 June 1964 as he was leaving the court.

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Free State learners get interactive: Mandela Day container library and digital hub launch

On 15 April 2014, students at Itemeleng Primary School in Reddersberg, Free State, became the proud recipients of an all-new Mandela Day container library and digital centre of learning.

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US residents invited to design Nelson Mandela memorial

Bay Area Cemeteries partner with Nelson Mandela Foundation and NAACP to erect monument in Mandela’s honour

US artists, designers and residents over the age of 13 are invited to participate in a month-long competition to design an eternal memorial in honour of the late Nelson Mandela. The memorial, which will represent Mandela’s legacy and the embodiment of his life’s work, will serve to support the education and inspiration of younger generations.

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Promoting literacy through sport: make every day Mandela Day

The pride, passion and tradition of sport is what connects us as individuals, families, communities and nations. Indeed, sport has the capacity to bring people together in ways that transcend boundaries of language, culture, nationality, age, sex, race and social standing.

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Fraudulent correspondence promises monetary donation from Foundation De France

The Foundation has been made aware of a scam currently doing the rounds via SMS and email. The initial communication sent via SMS informs the recipient of a $1-million donation to be awarded from the Foundation De France, with a request to contact the sender via email.

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Be advised: Mandela Awards scam

“Congratulations! You have won $500 000 in Mandela Awards!”: the latest scam being circulated via SMS asks receiver to email their personal details to the sender to a authorise monetary donation from the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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$1-million donor beneficiary scam

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has been made aware of a fraudulent email currently being circulated that informs the receiver that he/she is the beneficiary of a $1-million donation from the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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