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Madiba moves back to Qunu

President Jacob Zuma is pleased to announce that former President Nelson Mandela is to return to his home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape tomorrow, 29 May 2012.

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Launch of Nelson Mandela International Day 2012

On 23 May 2012, South African musicians, television and radio personalities, representatives from government, dignitaries, leaders in big business and members of the media gathered today at Uncle Tom’s Centre at the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando, Soweto, to commemorate the official launch of Nelson Mandela International Day 2012.

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Nelson Mandela International Day 2012 launched in Soweto

Local celebrities, big business and government agencies all pledge their support

Celebrated across the globe on Nelson Mandela’s birthday – 18 July – Nelson Mandela International Day was formally recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009. Today Mandela Day is an international movement of good pioneered by champions across the globe.

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Launch of Nelson Mandela Day 2012

The media are invited to cover the launch of Nelson Mandela Day 2012, which takes place on 23 May.

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Individuals and institutions honoured by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has honoured the individuals and institutions which have helped to promote Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

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New Polo Vivo to assist in promoting Mandela's legacy

Mechanical boost for the Centre of Memory

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has received a mechanical boost to assist it to continue promoting Mr Mandela’s legacy.

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Donors recognised at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Legacy Champion certificates awarded

Last night the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory hosted a donor recognition ceremony. Centre Trustees, Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale and Irene Menell, gave Legacy Champion certificates to the Government of India and Vodacom (Pty) Ltd. The Government of India was also recognised for its contribution to the Centre’s building with the unveiling of a plaque at the front entrance.

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President Clinton’s reception raises over R3m for the Foundation

On 23 February, 2012 former President Bill Clinton hosted a benefit in his private office in New York to honour the lasting legacy of Nelson Mandela. The event marked the launch of a Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory initiative to promote the Mandela legacy globally in the years ahead.

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94+ Schools Infrastructure Project

The Department of Basic Education launches the 94+ Schools Infrastructure Project in support of Mandela Day

The Department of Basic Education in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Brand South Africa and several partners in education on Tuesday 10 April 2012 launched the 94+ Schools Infrastructure Project as part of International Mandela Day in Houghton, Johannesburg.

Mandela Day is marked across the world on July 18 every year to inspire every person to take action to help change the world for the better and in doing so, build a global movement for good.

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Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory sends condolences on the passing of Ben Bella

On behalf of our Founder, our Trustees, Chairperson of the Board and staff we would like to offer our condolences to the family and comrades of the late Ben Bella.

The former freedom fighter and former President of Algeria passed away on 11 April at the age of 95.

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