Nelson Mandela Foundation

About the Malibongwe Dialogue

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory seeks to contribute to a just society by promoting the vision and work of its Founder and convening dialogue around critical social issues.

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Photo gallery: Malibongwe Dialogue 2008

Our Founder, Mr Nelson Mandela, based his entire life on the principle of dialogue, the art of listening and speaking to others; it is also the art of getting others to listen and speak to each other. Drawing on the contribution that he, his colleagues and comrades made toward creating our fledgling democracy, the Centre encourages people to enter into dialogue – often about difficult subjects – in order to address the challenges we face today.

The Centre provides the historic resources and a safe, non-partisan space, physically and intellectually, where open and frank discourse can take place.

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Photo gallery: Malibongwe Dialogue 2009

The Malibongwe Dialogue, with and about stalwarts of the struggle for freedom, and the role that women played during those difficult, and often truly dark years, achieved a remarkable level of candour, unmindful of organisational or ideological loyalties. The critique of latter-day South Africa, its achievements and failures, was characterised by robust debate, honest, yet without rancour.

The panellists shared their rich histories, the lessons they have learned over the years, their hopes for our country and regrets for the things not done, with an inter-generational audience, which responded with equal openness.

- Mr Achmat Dangor, Chief Executive Officer Nelson Mandela Foundation

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Photo gallery: Malibongwe Dialogue 2007

Malibongwe 2008 booklet

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Malibongwe Dialogue sessions 2007 - 2009

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The Malibongwe Dialogue

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Malibongwe Dialogue sessions 2007-2009

The Malibongwe Dialogue session 2007-2009 celebrates the three Malibongwe Dialogues that the Nelson Mandela Foundation…
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Malibongwe speakers focus on need for economic empowerment of poor women

August 27, 2009 – The issue of poverty and how it affects women in South Africa w…
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Malibongwe dialogue to explore women’s economic development

August 19, 2009 – The third and final Malibongwe dialogue held by the Nelson Mandela Foundation i…

Foundation publishes second Malibongwe booklet

Oct 29, 2008 – Following the success of the Malibongwe Dialogue, held on August 22 this year, t…
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The Malibongwe Dialogue

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, hosted the&n…