Passing of Professor Wangari Maathai

26 September, 2011 – On behalf of our Founder, Board of Trustees and staff we offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and comrades of the late Professor Wangari Maathai.

It was with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of this exceptional environmental activist.


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@NelsonMandela a top Tweeter

Our Twitter page #27 in South Africa

22 September, 2011 – Within six months of starting the @NelsonMandela Twitter account, it has been named the 27th biggest Tweeter in South Africa.

The social media influence rating site Klout, which scores more than 80-million individuals, has found that @NelsonMandela is “regularly recognised as a leader in your industry. When you speak, people listen”.

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Nelson Mandela most trusted world figure

New study puts Madiba on top

22 September, 2011 – More than 51 000 people in 25 countries voted for Nelson Mandela as number one in a new study designed to measure the degree to which a person is liked, respected, admired and trusted. The Reputation Institute released its findings yesterday.

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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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