Nelson Mandela Foundation publishes booklet on social cohesion

Community conversations programme on social cohesion captured in print

January 10, 2011 – Following the outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa in 2008, the Nelson Mandela Foundation started a series of facilitated dialogues in those communities most affected, in an effort to build social cohesion and understanding between South Africans and foreign nationals. The Foundation has just released a book capturing this two-year-long process, its achievements and challenges.

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The office of Nelson Mandela Charity Organisation scam

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has recently been made aware of another email scam doing the rounds.

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation concludes community conversations on World AIDS Day

Dialogues hosted in partnership with the Department of Social Development around World AIDS Day

December 13, 2010 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation completed the third and final year of the HIV/AIDS community conversations programme with a series of World AIDS Day dialogues. This year the South African theme for World AIDS Day was “I am responsible. We are responsible. South Africa is taking responsibility,” and the Foundation commemorated the day by hosting community conversations in all nine provinces.

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Nelson Mandela Foundation 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 Foundation, asks people to donate money to support Mr Mandela’s work.

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Nelson Mandela as life-long archivist

A look at Nelson Mandela’s commitment to securing his personal archive

December 8, 2010 – Nelson Mandela is known for being meticulous in his notetaking and recordkeeping and while in prison would always write a draft copy of every letter that he sent in a series of exercise books. In late March 1971 two of these hardcover notebooks were taken from his cell on Robben Island by a warder.

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KwaMakhutha community commits to taking responsibility on World AIDS Day

Community takes ownership of HIV/AIDS challenges

December 3, 2010 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation Dialogue Programme hosted an HIV/AIDS community conversation in KwaMakhutha in KwaZulu-Natal to commemorate World AIDS Day.

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Foreign language editions of Conversations with Myself a hit

Nelson Mandela’s latest book popular in France and Portugal

December 1, 2010 – Nelson Mandela’s new book, Conversations with Myself, released on October 12, 2010, has taken readers in France and Portugal by storm.

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Foundation commemorates World AIDS Day

Nelson Mandela Foundation commemorates World AIDS Day with community conversations

November 30, 2010 – According to new research by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Sub-Saharan Africa has made immense progress in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


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Passing of Bertha Gxowa

Foundation sends condolences to ANC stalwart’s family

November 19, 2010 – On behalf of our Founder, Chairperson, Board of Trustees and staff we express our sadness at the passing of MaBertha Gxowa and would like to offer our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

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Nelson Mandela meets Bafana Bafana and US Football team

Bafana Bafana and United States football meet Nelson Mandela

November 18, 2010 – The United States football team and Bafana Bafana today together paid a courtesy call on Nelson Mandela at his office in Houghton Johannesburg after Wednesday night’s Nelson Mandela Challenge in Cape Town.

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