Nelson Mandela Foundation

Thank you for keeping the legacy alive by supporting the Nelson Mandela Foundation
Sello Hatang, Chief Executive, Nelson Mandela Foundation

Help us keep Madiba’s legacy alive

South Africans can SMS Madiba to 42607 to donate R30 towards the work carried out by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

 The Nelson Mandela Foundation provides an integrated public information resource on the life and times of Nelson Mandela and convenes dialogue around critical social issues.

By donating to the foundation you can help sustain a unique legacy that contributes to the making of a just society.

Contact the Foundation’s CE Sello Hatang at to make another arrangement. You can also contact Mr Hatang to discuss our Living the Legacy leaders programme.

We deeply appreciate donations of any value and all donations are acknowledged and celebrated through our Living the Legacy partner programme.

Donor recognition mechanisms

Legacy Champions

Legacy Champions ensure that Madiba’s legacy continues beyond his passing.

Opportunities include:

  • An investment of R10-million or more in The Nelson Mandela Foundation Sustainability Fund in honour of our late Founder, Nelson Mandela
  • Becoming an Ambassador among iconic global Champions by inviting your network of friends and colleagues to join you as a Legacy Champion
  • Joining a unique community of prominent figures that have already made this commitment. They include: former US President Bill Clinton, Mr Patrice Motsepe, Mr Tokyo Sexwale, Mr David Rockefeller and Ms Peggy Dulany. The Indian Government and Vodacom have also joined this illustrious group.

We are pleased to recognise Legacy Champions through an inscription on the Foundation’s ‘Wall of Honor’ in the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory; Legacy Champion certificates; limited edition statues signed by Mr Mandela (while supplies last); and VIP access to the Foundation and its activities. These donors also receive privileged recognition in internal and external communications, both locally and internationally.

Legacy Partners

Legacy Partners make an investment of R1-million to R9.9-million to assure the preservation of Madiba’s legacy through his personal archives and his life and times through the Foundation’s extensive dialogue, advocacy, content and education programmes to ensure Madiba’s legacy will continue to empower societies to move towards freedom.

We are pleased to recognise Legacy Partners through Legacy Partner Certificates; access to Foundation activities and stakeholders; and recognition in internal and external communications, both locally and internationally.



Donors recognised at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Last night the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory hosted a donor recognition ceremony. Centre Trustees,…