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Professor Ismail Serageldin: Education and the knowledge revolution

July 26, 2011 – A lecture theatre at the University of Cape Town (UCT) law school was packed to the hilt yesterday as Professor Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, delivered the Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture here. Prof Serageldin’s lecture formed part of his journey to South Africa to present the Ninth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, which took place on July 23, 2011 at Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium. The topic today was “Universities and the Unfolding Knowledge Revolution: Preparing for the 21st Century”.

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[Video] Professor Ismail Serageldin

Learn more about this year’s Annual Lecture speaker

25 July, 2011 – This year’s speaker for the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture was Professor Ismail Serageldin, the Director of the Library of Alexandria. Prof Serageldin’s lecture addressed the topics of pluralism, social cohesion and social participation for social justice.

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Nelson Mandela – The Champion Within: 1-million youth by 2020

July 25, 2011 – As we move into the fourth year of the Nelson Mandela International Day’s existence, the key challenge is how to make the call “make every day a Mandela Day” a reality. You are invited to attend the launch of an ambitious project aimed at motivating a million South African youth to embrace this message.

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[Video] Nelson Mandela on the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Mr Mandela speaks about the role of the Centre of Memory

25 July, 2011 – The Ninth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture was held on Saturday, 23 July, at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg. Before this year’s speaker, Professor Ismail Serageldin, took to the stage, Professor Jakes Gerwel, chairman of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, spoke about the Centre.

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SAP Africa opens its arms to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

SAP Africa hands another R1-million cheque to the Centre

The events surrounding the Ninth Annual Lecture also marked the ninth year of SAP Africa’s unwavering support of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. The business software solution company again showed its generosity by handing over a R1-million cheque to the Centre’s CEO Achmat Dangor on Friday evening, 22 July 2011, ahead of the lecture the following day.

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[Video] Professor Ismail Serageldin’s Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Video courtesy of SABC News

23 July, 2011 – Today saw some 1 200 special guests, delegates and members of the public descend on the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg for the Ninth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. This year the lecture was presented by Professor Ismail Serageldin, the Director of the Library of Alexandria.

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Transcript of Professor Ismail Serageldin’s Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

The Making of Social Justice

23 July, 2011 – Today saw over 1 200 esteemed guests and delegates attend the Ninth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg. This year the keynote lecture was delivered by the Director of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, Professor Ismail Serageldin.

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Reflections on Ninth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Audience reflects on Ismail Serageldin’s message on social cohesion, justice and equality

23 July, 2011 – The Ninth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture took place at the Linder Auditorium at the Johannesburg College of Education today. The speaker for this year’s lecture was Professor Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of Alexandria.

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Ninth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture: Professor Ismail Serageldin speaks on social justice

Lecture addresses pluralism, social cohesion and social participation

23 July, 2011 – Professor Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, was this year’s speaker at the prestigious Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, which took place on Saturday, 23 July, 2011 at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg.

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Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture dialogue: “The Challenge of Science in Building Democracy”

22 July, 2011 – Friday evening’s panel discussion and dialogue at the Nelson Mandela Foundation grappled with the topic, “The Challenge of Science in Building Democracy”.

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