Nelson Mandela Foundation

Known and loved around the world for his commitment to peace, negotiation and reconciliation, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was South Africa’s first democratically elected president (1994 to 1999). Mandela was an anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader, as well as a philanthropist with an abiding love for children. Mandela was born into the Xhosa royal family on 18 July 1918 and died on 5 December 2013.

About the Nelson Mandela Foundation

We are a non-profit organisation focused on dialogue and advocacy, and memory and legacy work, founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999. We are the custodian of his life and times; we are a committed facilitator of his living legacy; and we are mandated to promote his lifelong vision of freedom and equality for all.

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What We Do

The Nelson Mandela Foundation focuses its work on promoting dialogue as a vital instrument for addressing critical social issues and the most effective vehicle for sharing and growing memory, and for engaging it in the promotion of justice and social cohesion. This work is an attempt to find sustainable solutions to these critical social issues.

The Foundation also works to ensure the people of the world have access to an integrated, dynamic and trusted resource on Nelson Mandela's legacy.

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Why We Do It

Our vision, like that of our founder Nelson Mandela and the movement he spearheaded, is to contribute to the making of a just society that remembers its past, listens to all voices, and pursues social justice for all.

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About the Nelson Mandela Foundation

We are a non-profit organisation focused on dialogue and advocacy, and memory and legacy work, founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999. We are the custodian of his life and times; we are a committed facilitator of his living legacy; and we are mandated to promote his lifelong vision of freedom and equality for all.

Read more
What We Do

The Nelson Mandela Foundation focuses its work on promoting dialogue as a vital instrument for addressing critical social issues and the most effective vehicle for sharing and growing memory, and for engaging it in the promotion of justice and social cohesion. This work is an attempt to find sustainable solutions to these critical social issues.

The Foundation also works to ensure the people of the world have access to an integrated, dynamic and trusted resource on Nelson Mandela's legacy.

Read more
Why We Do It

Our vision, like that of our founder Nelson Mandela and the movement he spearheaded, is to contribute to the making of a just society that remembers its past, listens to all voices, and pursues social justice for all.

Read more

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