Nelson Mandela Foundation

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Women Dignity Inbody

On 29 November 2018 the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Graça Machel Trust will host an event as part of the "Remembrance period" to mark five years since Madiba’s passing and to recognise the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The event will focus on how we purposefully create a caring society that prioritises women and adolescents and creates the conditions for a dignified life, in a society like South Africa where the murder rate of women is three times the global average and 68.5% of women have experienced forms of sexual violence. 

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Life Co

Nelson Mandela – The Champion Within (offered by the Life College Group, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation) is an exclusively developed academic programme and workshop that provides an intimate and unique view of the life, work, contribution and champion mentality of the late Nelson Mandela.

The participant is taken through a process of self-discovery and refinement. Participants better understand and build their own champion mentality, which they apply to all aspects of their lives. An online and interactive post-programme process continues to support the participant's development.

Other programmes in The Champion Within Series include Albie Sachs, Raymond Ackerman and John Hunt. An entire team, department or organisation can now benefit from a champion mentality development programme that has an impact and is relevant and measurable.

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Civics Academy

Civics Academy is an independent, not-for-profit, online education initiative in South Africa. We offer free video and audio content that aims to inform and strengthen democratic values and responsible citizenship. Civics Academy covers educational content related to democracy, governance, elections, political parties, the justice system, the Constitution, economics, civil society, human rights and the environment.

Led by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hans Seidel Foundation, Civics Academy is an initiative that partners with diverse stakeholders involved in youth education and empowerment initiatives.

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Institution Building

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The Future of Society and the State: For a Just, Sustainable and Peaceful World

From the 11th to the 13th of November, civil society actors gathered at the Earthrise…

Public Broadcasting

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Round-table discussion on the SABC’s editorial policies

On 13 July 2017, the SABC announced that it was embarking on a review of its 2004 editorial…



Media freedom and democracy go hand in hand

On Tuesday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Media Monitoring Africa and the Oslo Freedom Forum hosted…
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My Constitution exhibition: giving a voice to young South Africans

"How do the Constitution and Bill of Rights impact your life?" This was the question…
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela highlights the importance of the Constitution at the Civics Academy

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has emphasised the importance of civic education in South Africa, saying…