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New Polo Vivo to assist in promoting Mandela’s legacy

Mechanical boost for the Centre of Memory

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has received a mechanical boost to assist it to continue promoting Mr Mandela’s legacy.

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Donors recognised at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Legacy Champion certificates awarded

Last night the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory hosted a donor recognition ceremony. Centre Trustees, Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale and Irene Menell, gave Legacy Champion certificates to the Government of India and Vodacom (Pty) Ltd. The Government of India was also recognised for its contribution to the Centre’s building with the unveiling of a plaque at the front entrance.

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President Clinton’s reception raises over R3m for the Foundation

On 23 February, 2012 former President Bill Clinton hosted a benefit in his private office in New York to honour the lasting legacy of Nelson Mandela. The event marked the launch of a Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory initiative to promote the Mandela legacy globally in the years ahead.

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94+ Schools Infrastructure Project

The Department of Basic Education launches the 94+ Schools Infrastructure Project in support of Mandela Day

The Department of Basic Education in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Brand South Africa and several partners in education on Tuesday 10 April 2012 launched the 94+ Schools Infrastructure Project as part of International Mandela Day in Houghton, Johannesburg.

Mandela Day is marked across the world on July 18 every year to inspire every person to take action to help change the world for the better and in doing so, build a global movement for good.

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Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory sends condolences on the passing of Ben Bella

On behalf of our Founder, our Trustees, Chairperson of the Board and staff we would like to offer our condolences to the family and comrades of the late Ben Bella.

The former freedom fighter and former President of Algeria passed away on 11 April at the age of 95.

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Launch of the Pedestrian Safety Campaign

Media invitation

Members of the media are invited to cover the launch of the Pedestrian Safety Campaign, to be held at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory tomorrow.

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Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture scheduled for 5 August 2012

Mary Robinson to present this year’s Annual Lecture

We are pleased to announce that the 10th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will be delivered by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, renowned human rights activist and currently President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.

 

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@NelsonMandela reaches 100 000 followers on Twitter

One year milestone on Twitter

A year after starting on Twitter, @NelsonMandela has 100 000 followers who receive daily authentic historic quotes and other information by Nelson Mandela.

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Parliamentary appearance for Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Protection of State Information Bill (POSIB)

Today the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory appeared in Parliament’s National Council of Provinces to argue for amendments to the Protection of State Information Bill (POSIB). Invited by the council to speak to its written submission on the Bill, the Centre focused on what it regards as four critical defects.

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Google launches Nelson Mandela digital archive

Collaboration sees online sharing of Madiba’s legacy

Today’s launch of the Nelson Mandela digital archive at the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory celebrates global access to photos, videos, letters and personal documents of the life and times of Nelson Mandela.

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