Statement concerning the health of former President Nelson Mandela

We wish Madiba a speedy recovery

President Jacob Zuma wishes to advise that former President Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital today, 25 February 2012.

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President Clinton hosts International Nelson Mandela Foundation reception in New York

President Bill Clinton will host a benefit in his private office on 23 February to honour the lasting legacy of Nelson Mandela. This event marks the launch of a new Foundation initiative to promote the Mr Mandela’s legacy globally in the years ahead.

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Honouring Thembekile Mandela

Article recalls accident which killed Nelson Mandela’s eldest child

To honour the memory of Nelson Mandela’s eldest child, Madiba Thembekile who would have turned 67 on 23 February, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is making available a newspaper report on his death.

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Nelson Mandela’s authorised book of quotations published in Spanish

Spanish version is now available on Amazon

Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations has been published in Spanish. The book titled Nelson Mandela Por Si Mismo has been published by Plataforma Editorial in association with PQ Blackwell.

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Condolences on the passing of Whitney Houston

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory sends condolences to family, comrades and friends

On behalf of our founder, chairperson, trustees and staff we wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Whitney Houston, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 48.

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Remembering broader significances

Saturday 11 February 2012 marks the 22nd anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison after more than 27 years of incarceration.

That moment symbolised the unwinding of a centuries-old colonial and apartheid system that created huge political, social and economic disparities. As President Jacob Zuma pointed out in his State of the Nation address on 9 February 2012, there is still much work to done.


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Launch of Ukutya Kwasekhaya: Tastes from Nelson Mandela’s Kitchen

Madiba’s personal chef launches her cookbook

2 February, 2012 – Lauded by members of his family for her service to Nelson Mandela, his personal chef, Xoliswa Ndoyiya, today launched her cookery book.

Ukutya Kwasekhaya: Tastes from Nelson Mandela’s Kitchen contains a collection of more than 60 recipes Ms Ndoyiya has made for him and his family in the last 19 years.

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Remembering 2 February 1990

South Africa a much-improved country

2 February, 2012 – Today we are marking the 22nd anniversary of President FW de Klerk’s historic announcement that Nelson Mandela would be freed and political organisations would be unbanned.

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Mandalas for Mandela

Gauteng learners create inspirational works of art for Madiba

29 January, 2012“Mandala” is the Sanskrit word for “circle”. It is often associated with the quest for peace and healing. In many cultures it is used to help to find a spiritual centre. In 2011 Brenda Devar-Sakellarides of The Joburg Arts Alive International Festival commissioned Imbali Visual Literacy Project to implement the school art project Mandalas for Mandela in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Constitution Hill.


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Former President Mandela’s sister passes away

Statement by Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela on behalf of the Mandela family

29 January, 2012 – It is with great sadness that the Mandelas learned last night of the death of Nothusile Bhulehluthi (nee Nokuthamba Mandela), a family elder and the last surviving sibling of Nkosi Dalibhunga, the former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

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