Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Foundation exists in a complex memory and stakeholder environment:

  • Memory resources documenting Nelson Mandela‘s life and times are fragmented and geographically scattered, both within South Africa and internationally
  • Resources are embedded in various legal and other jurisdictions
  • There are multiple stakeholders in the legacy of Nelson Mandela

The Foundation seeks to work closely with all memory and related institutions that have stakes in “the Mandela Archive”. Here we provide links to institutions with either significant holdings or a major stake.

Dialogue is at once a vital instrument for addressing critical social issues and the most effective vehicle for sharing memory, for growing it, and for engaging it in the promotion of justice and social cohesion. The objective of the Dialogue and Advocacy platform is to find sustainable solutions to critical social issues.

Drawing on the rich traditions of transformative dialogue, problem-solving and social renewal that made South Africa’s remarkable transition possible, we hope to drive positive change and realise social justice by facilitating greater awareness and engagement about the problems people face.

Legacy champions

President Bill Clinton ABSA Bank Mr David Rockefeller and Ms Peggy Dulany Mr Tokyo Sexwale
Motsepe Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Vodacom (Pty) Ltd Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)

Legacy partners

The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) City of Cape Town Volkswagen South Africa Andrew and Jeanne Dunn
Brimstone Investment Corporation Coca-Cola Altron Africa Master Blockchain Company
Discovery Distell Limited PepsiCo JCDecaux
Facebook Ford Foundation, Office for Southern Africa The City of Tshwane National Basketball Association
Open Society Foundation (OSF) Google/ Tides Foundation Brand South Africa Airbnb
Uber Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Thebe Investment Corporation International Entertainment Consulting (IEC)
The Atlantic Philanthropies Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts Culture & Recreation Embassy of the USA United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Anant and Vanashree Singh Foundation Kaya FM Cotton On Foundation Svenska PostkodStiftelsen (Swedish Postcode Lottery)
South African Mint AngloGold Ashanti Masai Ujiri (Giants of Africa) South African Football Association

In-kind donors

Ndalo Media Viacom SSG Holdings City of Johannesburg
eNCA Orinco Diligent Corporation PHD – Wayne Bishop
South African Airways (SAA) South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Audi Videovision Entertainment
HP South Africa (Pty) Ltd