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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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Remember Africa, remember Sobukwe exhibition in photos

Exhibition honours Robert Sobukwe, an icon of the anti-apartheid Struggle

February 26, 2011 – This week, a photographic exhibition entitled Remember Africa, remember Sobukwe, which honours anti-apartheid activist Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, opened at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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Remember Africa, remember Sobukwe – a photo essay

The life and times of Robert Sobukwe told through a photographic exhibition

February 25, 2011 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in collaboration with the Robert Sobukwe Trust, officially opened a photographic exhibition entitled Remember Africa, remember Sobukwe, which honours anti-apartheid activist Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe.

The exhibition is on display at the Nelson Mandela Foundation offices in Houghton.

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Jacob Dlamini’s address at the launch of the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe exhibition

Embittered Histories: The Other Sharpeville and the Making of South African Pasts

February 25, 2011 – Established author and historian Jacob Dlamini was a keynote speaker last night at the launch of the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Foundation offices.

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Robert Sobukwe exhibition launches at the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Sobukwe’s oft-uttered phrase “Remember Africa” offers starting point for dialogue

February 24, 2011 – The Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe exhibition launch this evening, hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, marks the opening of the 10th in a series of exhibitions created by the organisation as a means of engaging members of the public in open dialogue.

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The facebook scam

It was recently brought to the attention of The Nelson Mandela Foundation that a new online scam is targeting members of the public.

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Intimate moments with Nelson Mandela

Up close and personal

February 11, 2011 –Today marks Nelson Mandela’s release from prison 21 years ago. In celebration of this day, representatives of the Nelson Mandela Foundation will join the mayor of Pietermaritzburg, dignitaries from KwaZulu-Natal and guests in launching “Intimate Moments with Nelson Mandela”; a multimedia exhibition that showcases cherished encounters with South Africa’s much loved statesman.

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Remembering Nelson Mandela’s first day of freedom

Today is the anniversary of Mr Mandela’s release from prison

February 11, 2011 — Today marks the 21st anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. How did he start his first day of freedom on February 12, 1990, as a guest at Archbishop Tutu’s house in Cape Town?

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