Participants reflect on third Malibongwe Dialogue
27 August 2009 | Category: Dialogue for Justice
August 27, 2009 – The delegates at the third Malibongwe Dialogue, hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg today, were asked to share their experiences of empowering women, following presentations by South African Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and the World Bank’s Ruth Kagia.Read more
Nelson Mandela Foundation joins forces with UCT to launch new Archival Platform website
27 August 2009 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
August 26, 2009 – A new website launched this month is the result of several years of planning between the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the University of Cape Town – the Archival Platform is a networking, advocacy and research initiative.
According to the Archival Platform website, its aim is to “facilitate dialogue and information sharing between professionals, academics and government employees in the heritage and archive sector”.Read more
Nelson Mandela today met South Africa’s winning athletes who have returned from the World Athletics Championships
26 August 2009 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
August 26, 2009 – Nelson Mandela today congratulated South Africa’s athletes who won medals at the recent World Athletics Championships in Berlin.
The men’s and women’s 800m gold medallists, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and Caster Semenya, and long jump silver medallist Khotso Mokoena met Mr Mandela in his office in Houghton.
Reclaiming Albert Park as a home for all was the vision to come out of a community conversation held in Durban
21 August 2009 | Category: Dialogue for Justice
August 24, 2009 – Albert Park, a culturally diverse suburb in Durban where many immigrants live, was the setting for a community conversation on August 15 to promote social cohesion among residents.
Political veterans and lifelong friends get together for lunch to celebrate ‘still going strong’
20 August 2009 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
August 20, 2009 – On the eve of his 80th birthday, anti-apartheid struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada lunched with Nelson Mandela at his Houghton, Johannesburg home today.
Kathrada, who has known Mr Mandela for 64 years, was joined by activist turned businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the chairperson of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.Read more
The Nelson Mandela Foundation will host the last Malibongwe dialogue next week
19 August 2009 | Category: Dialogue for Justice
August 19, 2009 – The third and final Malibongwe dialogue held by the Nelson Mandela Foundation is set to take place on August 27, 2009 at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg.
This dialogue series has been used as a forum for women to discuss issues of political and economic emancipation and how best to support the development of women in local communities post-1994.Read more
Intern says experience has helped her in her goal to develop records management and archives programmes within First Nations communities
18 August 2009 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
August 18, 2009 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory and Dialogue has bade farewell to a Canadian intern who has spent her vacation working in its archive.
Victoria Hill’s three-month stint as a volunteer is part of an agreement with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information.
The Mandela family has painted a piece of artwork to be used in an exhibition marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
17 August 2009 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
August 17, 2009 – Some of Nelson Mandela’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren showed him their artwork, which will form part of an exhibition to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
US President names Professor Muhammad Yunus and Archbishop Desmond Tutu as medal of honour recipients
12 August 2009 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
August 12, 2009 - US President Barack Obama recently named Professor Muhammad Yunus and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as two of the 16 recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The US’s highest civilian honour, the Medal of Freedom is awarded to individuals who make an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the US, world peace and cultural or other significant public or private endeavours.
US Secretary of State calls on Mr Mandela during her tour of Africa
7 August 2009 | Category: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
Aug 7, 2009 – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid a courtesy call on Nelson Mandela at his office in Houghton this afternoon before viewing his archival collections.
Clinton and Mr Mandela spent 30 minutes in private conversation before she toured the Nelson Mandela Foundation Centre of Memory and Dialogue, which she said later she had been “delighted” to do.