Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2014: what the audience thought

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet ‘fantastic’ and ‘inspirational’

Hundreds of people attended the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, delivered by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Women’s Day, 9 August 2014, in the Cape Town City Hall.

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Mandela Day container library opens in Phalaborwa

On 6 August 2014, students and teachers at Pondo Combined School in Lulekani in the Mopani District of Phalaborwa became the recipients of a Shout SA-sponsored SEED library.

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Thought leaders on Mandela Day: Corinne Woods, UN Millennium Campaign

On living (and working) Mr Mandela’s legacy

Corinne Woods currently serves as Director of the UN Millennium Campaign, which supports citizens’ efforts to hold their governments accountable for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

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Thought leaders on Mandela Day: insights from Rhodes University’s Trading Live initiative

“Students need a 3D education,” says Nosipho Mngomezulu, co-ordinator of the Student Volunteer Programme at Rhodes University’s Community Engagement Unit.

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Mrs Graça Machel and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet in gender dialogue: Jameson Hall, UCT

UCT Chancellor will host Chilean President at UCT in Gender in Dialogue event

This year’s Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Series will include an interactive dialogue, where President Michelle Bachelet of Chile will engage with South African proponents of gender equity to answer the question: Does gender still matter in the ongoing work of liberation?

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Mr Mandela's granddaughters help launch Long Walk to Freedom container library

On 18 July, Mr Mandela’s granddaughter’s Zaziwe and Swati joined the Mandela Bangle Program, to quietly honour their late grandfather’s legacy. While most of the country openly celebrated Mandela Day, Zaziwe and Swati spent their 67 minutes behind the scenes, in a container yard, prepping for the launch of the fourth Long Walk to Freedom container library.

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Obama renames fellowship in honour of Mandela

On 28 July 2014, President Obama addressed a summit for the Obama administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative, called the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

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Nation formation and social cohesion: an enquiry into the hopes and aspirations of South Africans

The Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA), in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will release research at the Foundation on 14 August, 2014. The report, Nation formation and social cohesion: an enquiry into the hopes and aspirations of South Africans, shares findings of the study drawn from four ethnographic research case studies conducted in different provinces of South Africa.

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President Michelle Bachelet of Chile to present 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Lecture to take place on 9 August 2014 at the Cape Town City Hall

President Michelle Bachelet of Chile will present the 12th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture in Cape Town on 9 August 2014.

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KPMG Family for Literacy launches Parktown Public School Library

On 25 July 2014, students, teachers and KPMG staff members applauded the opening of a KPMG Family for Literacy (KFFL) library at Parktown Public School in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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