Nelson Mandela Foundation

The NMF Centre of Memory and Dialogue Community Conversations are a continuation of work started in late 2007, focusing on HIV prevention. In 2009 the Foundation launched a series of conversations that focuses on creating social cohesion in communities where xenophobic violence is a problem.

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A chart displaying one of the groups' points

The conversations are preceded by social mobilisation events and culminate in dialogue, which provides the opportunity for the community to create concrete plans to tackle the issues and to prevent the outbreak of violence in the future.

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Photo gallery: HIV/AIDS community conversations 2008

Social cohesion booklet

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Community conversations booklet 2008

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Social Cohesion in the spotlight

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Community Conversations: Communities Embracing Each Other - 2009

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Community Conversations

Community conversations booklet 2010

In 2007, the Nelson Mandela Foundation launched the community conversations programme, with the aim of facilitating…

Nelson Mandela Foundation publishes community conversations case studies

March 25, 2011 –  Following a successful pilot project by the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s…

Social cohesion booklet

Following the outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa in 2008, the Nelson Mandela Foundation started…

Nelson Mandela Foundation publishes booklet on social cohesion

January 10, 2011 – Following the outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa in 2008, the Nelson M…
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The Nelson Mandela Foundation concludes community conversations on World AIDS Day

December 13, 2010 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation completed the third and final year of the H…

Socio-economic issues continue to dominate community conversations

October 1, 2010 – During August 2010, a host of community conversations were held in 11 designated areas c…

Foundation wraps up social cohesion programme with seminar on dialogue for social change

September 15, 2010 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted a two-day seminar to wrap up their t…
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Substance abuse and insufficient medical support top community conversations agenda

June 28, 2010 – During May and early June of this year a series of Nelson M…
Taking It In

Facilitators prepped and ready for 2010 community conversations

April 12, 2010 – In 2009, the Nelson Mandela Foundation conducted more than 100 community conversations to address t…
Taking It In

Community conversations facilitators share their triumphs and challenges

February 9, 2010 – In the village of Khakhala, on the outskirts of Giyani in the L…
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Nelson Mandela Foundation community conversations social cohesion booklet published

January 22, 2010 – In 2009 the Foundation, along with its operational partners, in accordance with its m…
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Community Conversations: Communities Embracing Each Other – 2009

The Community Conversations: Communities Embracing Each Other – 2009 booklet details the outcomes of the 15 d…
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Community conversation in Albert Park builds social cohesion

August 24, 2009 – Albert Park, a culturally diverse suburb in Durban where many immigrants live, w…
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Social cohesion in the spotlight

July 17, 2009 – Media stereotypes about migrants and the need for government to condemn violence more strongly w…

New community conversations series to begin

Jan 16, 2009 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Dialogue Programme will spend the next two yea…
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Community Conversations: Youth in Dialogue

The booklet explains the methodology that was chosen for this series of dialogues on HIV…

Skills passed on to community conversations facilitators

Nov 17, 2008 – The Nelson Mandela Foundation convened a community conversation run by newly trained f…