Nelson Mandela Foundation signs partnership to benefit over 4-million children
16 May 2008 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
May 16, 2008 – Every third child in sub-Saharan Africa is denied the basic right to go to school and learn.
A memorandum of understanding to consolidate this tri-party partnership was signed at Mandela House in Houghton, South Africa.Read more
Physics professor in South Africa to launch African maths and science initiative
15 May 2008 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
May 15, 2008 – The world’s most famous scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking, met former President Nelson Mandela for the first time today.
Calls on nation not to descend into ‘destructive divisiveness’
13 May 2008 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
May 13, 2008 - Nelson Mandela received the Freedom of the City of Tshwane from Executive Mayor Gwen Ramakgopa this morning at Mandela House in Johannesburg.
Footage of the ceremony was beamed live to a public event at Church Square in Tshwane and to the Tshwane City Hall.Read more
90th celebrations event calendar finalised
12 May 2008 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
May 12, 2008 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation and its sister organisations appreciate that the whole world wants to demonstrate its love and support for Nelson Mandela in this his 90th year.
We have to announce, however, that our official programme of celebrations for our Founder’s 90th birthday is now full. We have been inundated with requests to endorse various events to mark Madiba’s 90th birthday but we cannot, unfortunately, entertain any more such proposals.
Happy Birthday wishes for Madiba
9 May 2008 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
May 9, 2008 – “We’re so excited to be here!” enthused pensioner Martha Naidoo, who visited the Nelson Mandela Foundation on May 8 with other residents of Dewetshof Retirement Village in Johannesburg.
The group of about 50 pensioners was accompanied by Hilda Mkhwanazi, of the City of Johannesburg, and Top Billing presenter and businesswoman Basetsana ‘Bassie’ Kumalo.Read more
Foundation accepts birthday card filled with messages
8 May 2008 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
May 8, 2008 – Nelson Mandela received one of his first 90th birthday cards today.
Residents of Dewetshof Retirement Village in Johannesburg visited the Nelson Mandela Foundation today to present a signed card to Foundation CEO Achmat Dangor, who received their well wishes on behalf of Mr Mandela.
Tickets for the event in Hyde Park, London go on sale on May 9
8 May 2008 |
May 8, 2008 – The 46664 concert to honour Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday will be staged on June 27, 2008, at Hyde Park in London. Tickets will go on sale to the public from May 9.
Please note that accommodation for guests is very limited. Tickets to the Tribune grandstand have been allocated on a priority basis to concert sponsors, donors and members of Mr Mandela’s family.Read more
World-renowned artists to honour Madiba’s 90th birthday
6 May 2008 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
May 6, 2008 – Many of the world’s most powerful and instantly recognisable figures and a concert audience numbering 46 664 will pay their tributes to one of the world’s most loved leaders, Nelson Mandela, as he turns 90 later this year.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation speaks to Dr Makaziwe Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s daughter from his first marriage
26 April 2008 | Category: Dialogue for Justice
April 25, 2008 – In the third of our “In Conversation With” series to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday, Tara Turkington interviews Dr Makaziwe Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela and Evelyn Mase.Read more
Turning his back on an easy life, he followed his conscience with courage and sacrifice
23 April 2008 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
April 23, 2008 – Abraham “Bram” Fischer, who was born on April 23, 1908 into the Afrikaner establishment, is remembered, 100 years later, as a hero in the struggle against apartheid.
He eschewed the privileges of the elite environment he grew up in and which guaranteed him a top position in the apartheid firmament. Instead, he turned his loyalty to the fight for democracy in South Africa.Read more