As part of the Nelson Mandela Foundation's commitment to transparency and accountability, our annual reports and audited financial statements are available online.
For the Nelson Mandela Foundation the report year 2021-2 has been one of rebuilding and consolidation. In my last Annual Report message, I reflected on the buffetings of the previous year which exacted a heavy toll on the Foundation.
Twelve months can change everything! The environment the Nelson Mandela Foundation entered at the beginning of the 2019-2020 financial year in March 2019 will be materially different from the one we will find ourselves in at the end of February 2021.
The year under review saw the Nelson Mandela Foundation focus on three priorities: having an impact in a rapidly changing South African reality; positioning the Foundation to meet all the objectives of its five-year strategic plan; ensuring a successful start to the year marking the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth.
Welcome to the Nelson Mandela Foundation's first online annual report. We're excited to present a successful financial year in this new and innovative way, which we hope will allow you as the reader to browse through its contents with greater ease.
The year was dominated by Mr Mandela's hospitalisation in June 2013, his passing on 5 December, and the national mourning period that followed.
In line with the Foundation’s five-year (2007-2012) strategic plan aimed at making the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory the core business of the organisation, the 2011/12 report period focused primarily on consolidation.
The year under review was the third of the five-year strategic realignment that the Nelson Mandela Foundation embarked on in 2007. It also marked 10 years since the Foundation was established in 1999.
The year under review saw the Nelson Mandela Foundation make significant progress towards establishing the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory as a world-class facility during the second year of the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s five-year transitional plan.