Statement by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on the passing of John Payton

23 March, 2012 – On behalf of our Founder, Chairman, Board of Trustees and staff, we would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of John Payton, a champion of human rights and the husband of Gay McDougall, a long time friend of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.

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Nelson Mandela Trust Foundation email scam

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory was recently made aware of a new scam doing the rounds via email.

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Future of Hawks debated

Dialogue on new Bill

Proposed new legislation to ensure the constitutionality of the enabling instrument for the Hawks (Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation) was under scrutiny at a focus group co-convened today by the Institute for Security Studies and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. Twenty-six people representing twelve institutions participated in this state-civil society dialogue hosted at the Centre.

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Invitation to a press launch

From: Sello Hatang, Spokesperson, Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

You are invited to cover the launch of an exciting collaboration between the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and the Google Cultural Institute. This initiative will provide the world with unprecedented access to thousands of documents about the life and times of Nelson Mandela.

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Conversation on the Constitution

Fifteen years ago, President Nelson Mandela signed the final draft of South Africa’s Constitution, or what one of its drafters, Cyril Ramaphosa calls “our birth certificate”.

Last night, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory hosted a discussion in the Constitutional Court to mark the document’s 15 years of life.

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One Law, One Nation

A conversation on the Constitution

Members of the media are invited to cover a ‘conversation on the Constitution’ to mark the release of the book, One Law, One Nation, and in honour of the 15th anniversary of the Constitution. Cyril Ramaphosa will introduce the conversation, which will be facilitated by Nikiwe Bikitsha.

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Government of India acknowledged

Support for Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

The Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Achmat Dangor, handed over a Legacy Champion certificate to the Indian High Commissioner Mr Virendra Gupta and Acting Consul General Mr Nandan Bhaisora, in recognition of the Government of India’s contribution to the Centre.

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Former President Nelson Mandela goes home

Madiba discharged from hospital

Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital following his admission yesterday, Saturday 25 February.

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Former President Mandela doing well

Doctors happy with Madiba’s progress

Former President Nelson Mandela had a good night’s rest and is making good progress in hospital since his admission yesterday, on Saturday 25 February.

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Former President Mandela in a satisfactory condition

Madiba expected to be released from hospital soon

President Jacob Zuma wishes to advise that former President Nelson Mandela is in a satisfactory condition in hospital and is comfortable.

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