Ahmed Kathrada remembers heroes of the struggle on Mandela Day

The ethos of International Nelson Mandela Day is to take action and inspire change – not just on Madiba’s birthday, but every day.

Across the globe individuals and groups take part in Mandela Day in various ways, from helping out at care centres and schools to planting trees and handing out food parcels to those in need.

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MTN Y'ello Rose benefiting Free State community

SAfm presenter and one of the inaugural MTN Y’ello Rose beneficiaries Tsepiso Makwetla partnered with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and pre-eminent local film producer Anant Singh to launch a film project at the Aha Setjhaba Primary School in the Free State yesterday, 4 September.

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Mandela Day Libraries Project 2012

The Mandela Day Libraries Project, which began in 2011 with the establishment of 13 libraries in primary schools throughout South Africa, kicked off its 2012 programme with the opening of two new container libraries in August.

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Condolences on the passing of Dr Neville Alexander

On behalf of our Chairperson, Board of Trustees and staff of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, we would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Dr Neville Alexander, who passed away on 27 August 2012 at the age of 75.

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Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture: Mary Robinson speaks on citizenship and common purpose

Lecture addresses concepts of freedom, truth and democracy

Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and former president of Ireland, delivered the Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on Sunday, 5 August 2012 at the Cape Town City Hall.

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Reflections on the Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, received generous applause for her speech at the Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. Below are some opinions on her speech, by those who attended the event.

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Transcript of Mary Robinson’s Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Freedom, truth, democracy: citizenship and common purpose

When I was invited to deliver the Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, I felt daunted both by the honour of marking with you the 10th anniversary here in this historic Town Hall of Cape Town, and by the distinguished list of speakers who have gone before. Those of you who know me know that I am not easily daunted, and I feel daunted right now.

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Centre of Memory awarded grant from National Lottery

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is grateful to have been awarded an R11.8-million grant by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF), under its heritage institutions programme, for the refurbishing of the Centre’s Johannesburg premises.

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Event lineup for the Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture announced

The Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will be delivered by Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. She served as President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002.

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Mandela airtime scam on Twitter

Fraudulent Twitter accounts solicit airtime donations for Madiba

A scam currently doing the rounds on Twitter sees numerous fake Twitter accounts tweeting requests for airtime donations for Nelson Mandela.

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