Follow-up focus group discusses Information Bill
23 June 2011 |
23 June, 2011 – Today the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Law co-convened another focus group on the Protection of Information Bill (POIB). It was a follow-up conversation to the one convened on 8 June, and again brought together representatives of key stakeholder structures of the state and of civil society.Read more
Celebration of reading and writing at Vulamazibuko Senior Primary School
22 June 2011 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
22 June, 2011 – The spirit of Mandela International Day was alive at Vulamazibuko Senior Primary School in Diepkloof today. CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation Achmat Dangor joined esteemed South African authors and poets, publishers and teachers to celebrate the donation of hundreds of books to the school. African Perspectives Publishing launched the initiative in partnership with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).
22 June 2011 |
From Sunday Times, 6 February, 2011.
Article by: ROWAN PHILP and BOBBY JORDAN
A PICTURE of Nelson Mandela’s only meeting with US President Barack Obama has pride of place behind the South African icon’s desk, alongside a photo of Muhammad Ali. This week, archivists at the Nelson Mandela Foundation admitted they had “no idea” the two men had ever met — until Obama sent the photograph last year, inscribed with the words “An inspiration to us all”.
21 June 2011 |
21 June, 2011 – The United States First Lady Michelle Obama today visited the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg on the first leg of her trip to South Africa and Botswana.
20 June 2011 |
20 June, 2011 – Today saw the third official launch of Mandela International Day, which takes place annually on July 18, Mr Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The launch, which was held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, saw Foundation Trustee Tokyo Sexwale give a keynote address, and words from Foundation Chairman Professor Jakes Gerwel, amongst others.Read more
17 June 2011 |
Today His Excellency Mr Tharit Charungvat, Ambassador of Thailand to South Africa visited the Nelson Mandela Foundation to hand over a donation in support of the work of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.Read more
Briefing Document released
17 June 2011 |
17 June, 2011 - On 8 June 2011 the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and the University of the Witwatersrand co-convened a dialogue between structures of the state and of civil society about the Protection of Information Bill in relation to other legislation. Read more
15 June 2011 |
15 June, 2011 Tuesday saw the opening of a new exhibition to mark 50 years since the formation of the Umkhonto weSizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress. - In Pursuit of Liberty: Legality vs. Justice was was launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in association with Pambili Productions and South African History Online (SAHO).
15 June 2011 |
15 June, 2011 – You are invited to the third Nelson Mandela Day 2011 media event, which takes place on Monday 20th of June at 11h00. Nelson Mandela Day was launched in 2009 on Nelson Mandela’s birthday – 18th July – as a call to action for people everywhere to take responsibility for making the world a better place, one small step at a time, just as Nelson Mandela did.Read more