Len Sak exhibition launches online

Digitised cartoons from 1990 - 1994 hosted on Foundation website

14 June, 2011 – Today sees the launch of an online collection of Len Sak’s cartoons on the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s website. The cartoon collection, aptly titled “South Africa’s transition to democracy”, is a collection of some 70 editorial cartoons created by Len Sak during the period 1990 – 1994, a tumultuous time in the country’s political history.


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Nelson Mandela Foundation publishes final 2010 community conversations booklet

14 June, 2011 –  In 2007, the Nelson Mandela Foundation launched the community conversations programme, with the aim of facilitating discussions around the “burning issues” that concerned communities across the country. HIV/AIDS is without doubt one of the most serious challenges the country faces today, and this became the focus of the community conversations programme.

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Speech at Albertina Sisulu’s funeral by Nelson Mandela, delivered by his wife, Graça Machel

11 June 2011

Ntsiki, dear Sister

Your children and grandchildren came to inform me of your passing away and instead of me comforting them in this hour of loss and grief, they had to comfort and console me.

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Focus group explores Protection of Information Bill

8 June, 2011 – Today the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Law co-convened a focus group on the Protection of Information Bill (POIB). It was designed as an exploratory conversation between representatives of key stakeholder structures of the state and of civil society.  The conversation was informed by a position paper prepared by Wits’ Iain Currie and Jon Klaaren.

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A stalwart in our freedom struggle has passed away

Condolences on MaSiSulu’s passing

3 June, 2011 – On behalf of our Founder, board of Trustees and staff, we would like to offer our deepest condolences on the passing last night of MaSisulu to her family, comrades and friends.

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In Pursuit of Liberty: Legality vs Justice

Exhibition hosted by the Foundation to open soon

30 May, 2011 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation in association with Pambili Productions and South African History Online (SAHO) will open an exhibition on June 14, 2011 depicting apartheid courts as a site of struggle. ‘In Pursuit of Liberty: Legality vs. Justice’ examines three case studies to illustrate the heroism, martyrdom and the ethical arguments that informed freedom fighters – leaders and foot soldiers alike – in the liberation struggle.

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The men behind the uniform

Nelson Mandela’s prison warders

30 May, 2011 – During over 27 years of incarceration in apartheid prisons, Nelson Mandela formed relationships not only with his fellow prisoners, but also with those who kept him behind bars: his warders.

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Friends and family mourn the passing of John Mavuso

Our deepest condolences

27 May, 2011– On behalf of our Founder, Chairperson, Board of Trustees and staff, we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of John Solane Mavuso who passed away in hospital in Midrand on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011.

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Arthur Goldreich passes away

Our deepest condolences

25 May, 2011– On behalf of our Founder, Chairperson, Board of Trustees and staff we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Arthur Goldreich who passed away, aged 82, on Tuesday. He is survived by his sons Nicholas, Paul, Amos and Eden.

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‘The Axe and the Tree’ premieres in South Africa

Film confronts the themes of political persecution and violence in Zimbabwe

24 May, 2011 – The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), Curious Pictures and Pivot Pictures hosted the premier of The Axe and the Tree: Zimbabwe’s Legacy of Political Violence at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, South Africa.

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