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Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2012: Reflections

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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International Nelson Mandela Day Build Week

Thank you South Africa

Hundreds of South Africans responded to Habitat for Humanity’s call to join them in the quest to build 67 houses across the country. The initiative, Habitat for Humanity’s International Nelson Mandela Day Build Week, saw houses being built to commemorate International Nelson Mandela Day on 18 July.

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Statement by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Mandela Day 2012

The greatest gift our nation could possibly give uTata Nelson Mandela for his 94th birthday this week would be to emulate his magnanimity and grace.

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Nelson Mandela celebrating his 94th birthday with members of his family

Nelson Mandela today celebrated his 94th birthday with members of his family at his home in Qunu.

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Former US President Bill Clinton pays a visit to former President Nelson Mandela

Former US President Bill Clinton today paid a visit to former President Nelson Mandela at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape,  to wish him a happy 94th birthday for tomorrow, 18 July 2012.

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Birthday gift to perpetuate Madiba's legacy

Film producer Anant Singh, currently in production on the only official film based on Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom together with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory announced on the eve of Mandela Day the production’s involvement in perpetuating the legacy of Madiba and Mandela Day.

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