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South Africa has lost a patriot, Gordon Bruce

Condolences from the Nelson Mandela Foundation

March 24, 2011– Dear Members of the Bruce family; it is with sadness that we have learned of the passing of Gordon Bruce. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and comrades.

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Patriot and stalwart of struggle Henry “Squire” Makgothi passes away

Condolences from the Nelson Mandela Foundation

March 24, 2011– To the family, friends and comrades of the late Henry “Squire” Makgothi. We have been deeply saddened to hear that Henry “Squire” Makgothi has passed away. On behalf of our Founder and Trustees, we send condolences to his family, friends and comrades. South Africa has lost another patriot and stalwart of struggle.

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Nelson Mandela Foundation publishes community conversations case studies

Case studies explore root causes of xenophobia in communities

March 25, 2011 –  Following a successful pilot project by the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s dialogue division, it is proud to announce that case studies written by its head facilitators are now available on the website for download.

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Nelson Mandela charity scam

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has learnt of an email scam that is currently doing the rounds. The email, which claims to come from the Nelson Mandela Charity Organization, informs the receiver that he or she is a select recipient that has been chosen as a beneficiary to one million United States dollars from the Mandela’s Charity Fund.

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Nelson Mandela’s Authorised Book of Quotations

Collection of quotes to be launched

March 24, 2011 – The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the first wholly accurate, fully referenced and authorised record of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring and historically important quotations.

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The Google Grant to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Statement by CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Achmat Dangor

March 11, 2011 – Earlier this week the Google Foundation announced a significant grant to further the work of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.  This marks the beginning of a collaboration that will:

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Foundation releases photos of graffiti in the holding cells at the Palace of Justice, Pretoria

Graffiti left by generations of political prisoners

March 9, 2011 – The Palace of Justice was the venue for the historic Rivonia Trial (1964) involving Nelson Mandela. In 2002 the entire interior of the building was renovated, except for the holding cells below ground level. Mandela and his fellow trialists found themselves in one of these cells on every day of the trial. The walls of the cell carry messages left by generations of political prisoners.

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Google to help digitise Madiba and Tutu archives

A press release regarding grants worth R34 million to get more people and information online in Africa

March 8, 2011 – Google has today announced a $1,25 million (ZAR 8,6 million rand) grant to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory that will help to preserve and give unprecedented digital access to thousands of archival documents, photographs, and audio-visual materials about the life and times of Nelson Mandela.

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Ceremony in Bloemfontein honours Nelson Mandela’s definition of reconciliation

Bloemfontein University gives a good example of reconciliation

March 4, 2011– A reconciliation ceremony held in Bloemfontein at the University of the Free State on February 25, 2011 brought together those parties affected by the racial conflict commonly known as the acts of the Reitz 4.

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The secret, the taboo and the disavowal: Hidden spaces in South Africa’s liberation history

Provocative dialogue sessions mark 10 years since the passing of the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

February 28, 2011 – A decade since the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) was passed in South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory asked what access to information and the representation of our history means within the context of the liberation struggle.

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