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Foundation’s Verne Harris awarded honorary doctorate

University of Cordoba honours the Nelson Mandela Foundation

On 10 October, at a ceremony in Cordoba, the Foundation’s Director of Research and Archive Verne Harris received an honorary doctorate from Argentina’s oldest tertiary institution, the University of Cordoba.

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PPC makes every day a Mandela Day with Mandela Day Literacy Project launch in Soweto

PPC has given true meaning to the Mandela Day mantra, “Take action. Inspire change. Make Every Day a Mandela Day”, with its Mandela Day Literacy Project, launched in Soweto. In 2013, PPC identified an opportunity to make an impactful difference in the lives of many South African high school learners.

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50th Mandela Day container library launched

On 15 October 2014, Qibi Primary School in the Free State became the recipient of the 50th Mandela Day container library, a significant milestone for providers Breadline Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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'Paint South Africa Green' and help fight poverty

A day to commemorate and recognise the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is set aside every year on the 17th of October by the United Nations. In the spirit of Mandela Day, you can take part in an upcoming initiative dedicated to assisting victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger.

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Caring4Girls programme provides sanitary towels, dignity and a better education to schoolgirls

Caring4Girls is a Mandela Day initiative

The Caring4Girls programme driven by the Imbumba Foundation tackles the plight of impoverished girls who often miss school during their menstrual cycles due to the lack of sanitary pads.

It is Mandela Day initiatives such as these that remind us who we are and where we are from and speaks to the fabric of our democracy that was realised based on the notion of community and collective responsibility.

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Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Youngest person ever to win this coveted prize

The Nelson Mandela Foundation would like to take this opportunity to congratulate both Malala Yousafzai, for her campaigning for education for girls and her efforts in the fight against the repression of children and youth, and Kailash Satyarthi, who has been at the forefront of a global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labour, on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Global Youth Peace Indaba: #WeAreHere

The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates has been renamed, rebranded and reignited. Now known as the Global Youth Peace Indaba the conversations will be happening from 13-15 October, right here in South Africa ...

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Condolences to the family of Chris van Wyk

We have been saddened deeply to hear that author and activist Chris van Wyk has passed away.

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The presence of the past: re-engaging the legacy of South Africa's chemical and biological warfare programme

Why is it important that a disciplinary hearing of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPC) recently found Dr Wouter Basson guilty of unethical conduct in relation to the work he did as head of the apartheid state’s chemical and biological warfare programme? And why is it equally important that Basson receive an appropriate sanction from the HPC? Answers to these questions are suggested by a visit to the vast laboratory complex that was the home of military front company Roodeplaat Research Laboratories until 1993.

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Nelson Mandela Children's Fund: Be aware of scam currently circulating via mail

Fraudulent email requests the receiver to act as Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Manager

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has been made aware of a fraudulent email currently in circulation that requests the receiver to act as Foreign Representative and Fund Manager for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Please be aware that this is a scam.

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