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MANDELA DAY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Nelson Mandela Foundation would like to invite you to join us on Thursday, 18 July 2019 as we mark the 10th Mandela Day.
On Saturday, the 13th of July, the Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with the Imbumba Foundation will be sending off the 2019 Trek4Mandela Expedition team at OR Tambo International Airport to wish them well on their climb.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with the Hans Seidel Foundation and JacanaMedia invites you to join us for a dialogue on 22 June titled, The narratives of change: reflecting on movements in South Africa.
Having enjoyed the global solidarity and support for Madiba’s birthday, a day of action and one to effect change in the lives of millions of people for the past nine years, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has reviewed the Mandela Day programme and resolved to mark its 10th anniversary with a shift in approach and strategy.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation invites you to a robust discussion reflecting on its work over the past 20 years.
Film producer, Anant Singh has created a special video tribute to celebrate the culmination of the Mandela Centenary year and mark the passing of musical legend, Johnny Clegg.
Ekurhuleni – Over the past 10 years, Nelson Mandela International Day has enjoyed global solidarity and support to change the lives of millions of people for the better – continuing the work of Nelson Mandela.
The loss of Johnny Clegg will be felt deeply by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He was a South African of extraordinary quality, someone Madiba would have called a patriot. Johnny was a friend of the Foundation from its inception, and supported many of Madiba’s projects. We will miss him and his enormous energy. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, and with everyone who was touched by his music.
During the 1970s and 1980s, there was a global commitment to end Apartheid. Funding for civil society was more generous than it is now. However, when democracy was ushered in and the threat of a bloodbath in South Africa was successfully averted, global funding moved from civil society towards the government. Arguably, civil society is more visible today than it was twenty years ago and critique of its mandate, accountability and funding remains has grown. In the midst of it all, poverty and inequality have grown.
On Saturday, the 13th of July, The Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with the Imbumba Foundation will be sending off the 2019 Trek4Mandela Expedition team at O. R. Tambo International Airport to wish them well on their climb.
On 13 July 2019 we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the passing in a car accident of Madiba Thembekile 'Thembi' Mandela, first-born son of Nelson and Evelyn Mandela. Our thoughts are with the family.
Help us keep Madiba's legacy alive.
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