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New Mandela baby born

Nelson Mandela’s 12th great-grandchild has been born

20 September, 2011 – A statement by Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela on behalf of the Mandela family was released on Saturday 17 September, 2011 and announces the birth earlier this month of Nelson Mandela’s 12th great-grandchild.

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European Commission president in dialogue at Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Discuss global affairs with a focus on Africa

16 September, 2011 – European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso today joined former South African President FW de Klerk and scholar Professor Njabulo Ndebele in a dialogue about the European Union’s role in global affairs, with a focus on Africa.

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Media invitation

12 September, 2011 – You are invited to cover a dialogue on the role of the European Union in global affairs, notably in its relations with Africa. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will be in conversation with Former President F. W. De Klerk and Prof. Njabulo Ndebele.

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Opening of the ninth Mandela Day container library

Valspan Primary School in Northern Cape Province gets reading

8 September, 2011 – The ninth Mandela Day container library officially opened on 7 September, 2011 in Valspan Primary School, Jan Kemp Dorp in the Northern Cape Province.

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Nelson Mandela’s authorised book of quotations published in French

7 September, 2011Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations has been published in French. The French version of the book Pensees Pour Moi-Meme: Le Livre Autorise de Citations is published by Editions de la Martiniere in association with PQ Blackwell.

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation and its funding partner the GIZ

Successful applicants have been notified

25 August, 2011 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation and its funding partner the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) would like to thank partners for taking time to submit their proposal, some of which shared interesting approaches about engaging communities. We hope that this partnership in strengthening communities will continue and the sharing of lessons will be ongoing. Successful applicants have been notified and dates for the Community Capacity Enhancement methodology training have been finalised.

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CycAlive 2011 – continuing to unite young South Africans

The CycAlive celebrates the end of their journey

26 August, 2011 – The simple words of Hlompho Mohapi – “we became one” – are testimony to the continuing success story that is CycAlive, an event that continues to forge bonds between young South Africans and their respective communities.

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Final day of CycAlive 2011

The team’s last day of their incredible journey

25 August, 2011 – This year’s CycAlive adventure is almost at an end, and the team has lots to reflect on as it approaches its final destination in Durban. Upon their arrival at around 15h30, the CycAlive team will march in a parade, accompanied by the Durban Field Band, to City Hall. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

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Day four of CycAlive 2011

The team continues on to the final leg of their exciting journey

24 August, 2011 – The CycAlive team is on the final leg of their journey from Johannesburg to Durban. Last night they stayed at a youth hostel in Elandslaagte, just outside Ladysmith. With a few hours to spare before nightfall, the team decided to unwind a little with a fun game of soccer. The team is en route to the Lions River Polo Club outside the town of Howick, roughly 90km from their final destination in Durban.

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Day three of CycAlive 2011

A stop at the Newcastle Provincial Hospital children’s ward

23 August, 2011 – After a night spent at the Majuba Youth Hostel in Volksrust, the team of 50 CycAlive participants and supervisors got an early start and headed down the glorious Majuba Mountain this morning. “As we wind down the mountain passes, the glorious scenery and breathtaking fresh wind is refreshing,” reports Rabbi Dovid Hazdan from the sponsor bus.

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