Community owned sustainable solutions key to addressing HIV/AIDS pandemic
12 April 2010 |
April 12, 2010 – In 2009, the Nelson Mandela Foundation conducted more than 100 community conversations to address the challenges brought about by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, in 11 communities across the country.Read more
First Mandela Day event of 2010 wraps up
26 March 2010 |
March 26, 2010 – A typically hot and humid Durban greeted 30 exhausted but elated young Cycalive riders and their supporters on arrival at the Durban City Hall yesterday afternoon, as the first official event of this year’s Mandela Day came to an end.
Reaching the coastal city concluded the final leg of their five-day relay cycle from Johannesburg to Durban, and this year’s Cycalive nation-building initiative.Read more
Foundation’s Memory Programme launches a comprehensive Rivonia Trial database
25 March 2010 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
March 25, 2010 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation has launched an online Rivonia Trial database.
The Rivonia Trial, arguably the most significant political trial in South Africa’s history, generated a vast archive of information, ranging from official court records, to media coverage.Read more
Warrants of committal part of Foundation’s records
23 March 2010 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
March 17, 2010 – Nelson Mandela was captured on August 5, 1962, on the outskirts of Howick, in KwaZulu-Natal. Following his sentencing, a Warrant of Committal dated November 7, 1962, was issued by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.Read more
First official Mandela Day project gets going
21 March 2010 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Mandela Day
March 21, 2010 – This morning, on Human Rights Day and the 50th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre, 30 Johannesburg teenagers set out on their bicycles for Durban, as the 13th annual Cycalive initiative and the first official event of this year’s Mandela Day got under way.
Cycalive mixes young people from different backgrounds – the 30 Grade 11 cyclists come from the Torah Academy in Orchards, Johannesburg, and the Pace and Moletsane high schools in Soweto. Their ride is sponsored by many corporates, and the money raised given to the Pace and Moletsane schools.Read more
The Nelson Mandela Foundation reflects on the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960, in which 69 innocent people were killed.
19 March 2010 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
March 19, 2010 – March 21, 2010, marks 50 years since 69 unarmed protestors were killed by South African police outside a police station in Sharpeville, south of Johannesburg.
Engaging the migrant community is the key to tackling social cohesion in Diepsloot.
19 March 2010 | Category: Dialogue for Justice
March 19, 2010 – The second community conversation to promote social cohesion was held in Diepsloot on March 16, 2010. This follows on a conversation held in the same informal settlement on February 25, 2010.Read more
Community conversations are slowly bringing communities together
15 March 2010 | Category: Dialogue for Justice
March 15, 2010 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation convened a National Consultative Meeting to reflect on the challenges and opportunities for building better relationships between South African and migrant communities, following their successful completion of 25 community dialogues in five provinces.Read more
A close friend of Mr Mandela for over 60 years
13 March 2010 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
March 13, 2010 – On behalf of our Founder, our Board and Staff, the Nelson Mandela Foundation sends heartfelt condolences to the family of Professor Fatima Meer, who passed away yesterday afternoon. She was 81.Read more
Oscar-nominated actor pledges funds raised from auctioning his 46664 bangle to the Nelson Mandela Foundation
6 March 2010 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
March 6, 2010 – Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has pledged the money raised from auctioning his specially made 46664 bangle to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.