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Nelson Mandela Foundation hosts conference on nation formation and social cohesion

On 14 August 2014 the Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA), in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, hosted a conference to release the research report for its project on nation formation and social cohesion. The report is titled “Nation formation and social cohesion: An enquiry into the hopes and aspirations of South Africans”.

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Open Design Cape Town 2014 exhibition commemorates resistance through art

A celebration of 20 years of democracy in the venue where Mr Mandela made his first speech as a free man

Open Design Cape Town 2014, currently on display in venues in and around the Cape Town City Hall, is about design for change. The project’s various elements – including presentations, open talks, exhibitions and artworks – explore how design can be an advocate of positive social transformation.

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Singer Aloe Blacc and CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF visit the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

On 8 August 2014, Caryl Stern, CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF, Chelsea Peters, Assistant Chief of Staff at the US Fund for UNICEF, and American singer and malaria activist Aloe Blacc visited the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.

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Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2014: transcript of President Michelle Bachelet's address

Building social cohesion through active citizenship

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet delivered the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the Cape Town City Hall on Women’s Day, 9 August 2014.

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Media advisory: conference on nation formation and social cohesion

Issued for and on behalf of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

The Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA), in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will host a conference on 14 August 2014 to release the research report for its project on nation formation and social cohesion.

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Race, gender and the elephant in the room

The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Series Gender in Dialogue: the University of Cape Town, 10 August 2014

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet concluded her two-day visit to Cape Town engaging in what was, at times, a deeply moving and, at others, rousing discussion about gender-based violence and women’s rights.

The event at the University of Cape Town’s Jameson Hall took place the day after she delivered the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in the Cape Town City Hall. The Gender in Dialogue event formed part of the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Series, in partnership with the African Gender Institute and UCT.

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Memory Dialogue: reckoning with oppressive pasts

In conversation with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet

On the morning of the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 9 August, the Lecturer, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, gave two hours of her time to a conversation with two dozen South Africans on the challenges of reckoning with oppressive pasts.

Hosted by Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) chairman Professor Njabulo Ndebele at The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, the conversation provided an intense dialogical exploration of the theme.

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Cohesion and unity the only viable way – Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2014

Nelson Mandela’s life had been based on a “profound certainty that there are no differences that justify discrimination, violence, abuse or oppression”. He had shown that the only viable path was one of cohesion and unity.

This was the view of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as she took to the podium to deliver the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in the Cape Town City Hall on 9 August 2014.

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Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2014: what the audience thought

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet ‘fantastic’ and ‘inspirational’

Hundreds of people attended the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, delivered by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Women’s Day, 9 August 2014, in the Cape Town City Hall.

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Mandela Day container library opens in Phalaborwa

On 6 August 2014, students and teachers at Pondo Combined School in Lulekani in the Mopani District of Phalaborwa became the recipients of a Shout SA-sponsored SEED library.

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