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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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51-year-old Black Pimpernel interview found

Journalist recalls historic interview with Nelson Mandela

Fifty-one years after he conducted the last print interview with Nelson Mandela before his arrest, South African journalist Peter Hazelhurst has received the missing article.

On 14 May 1961 the Sunday Express journalist published an interview with South Africa’s most wanted man – Nelson Mandela who had been underground since early April 1961.

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Beware of scam in poorly worded email

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has been made aware of a new scam, which involves a very poorly written email where the sender claims to be incensed by another email asking for money on behalf of the Centre of Memory.

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Mandela Day is not a once-off

The Nelson Mandela Centre welcomes the kind of robust critique Luther Lebelo offered in his assessment of Nelson Mandela International Day (An insult to Mandela, July 10).

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President Zuma visits Madiba

President Zuma yesterday, 11 July 2012, paid a visit to former President Nelson Mandela ahead of his birthday at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape.

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