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Help us keep Madiba’s legacy alive

SMS Madiba to 42607 to donate R30 towards the work carried out by the Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Foundation provides an integrated public information resource on the life and times of Nelson Mandela and convenes dialogue around critical social issues.

By donating to the foundation you can help sustain a unique legacy that contributes to the making of a just society.

Please make your donation via the online platforms below. Your donation is handled by GivenGain, JustGiving, Network for Good or PayPal; all are secure payment gateways to process online donations.

If you are in the UK, you can also text MANDELA to 70107 to donate £5, and the amount will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Foundation in full.

Outside of the UK, you can also donate via

Alternatively, you can make a direct donation via EFT using the following details:

Account holder: Nelson Mandela Foundation
Bank name: Nedbank
Cheque account number: 1284 089 746
Branch or routing code for cheque deposit: 128405
Branch or routing code for EFT: 197905
Swift code: N E D S Z A J J

Contact the Foundation’s CE Sello Hatang at to make another arrangement. You can also contact Mr Hatang to discuss our Living the Legacy leaders programme.

We deeply appreciate donations of any value and all donations are acknowledged and celebrated through our Living the Legacy partner programme.

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Funding prospectus and donor mechanism

Donor recognition mechanisms

Legacy Champions

Legacy Champions ensure that Madiba’s legacy continues beyond his passing.

Opportunities include:

  • An investment of R10-million or more in The Nelson Mandela Foundation Sustainability Fund in honour of our late Founder, Nelson Mandela
  • Becoming an Ambassador among iconic global Champions by inviting your network of friends and colleagues to join you as a Legacy Champion
  • Joining a unique community of prominent figures that have already made this commitment. They include: former US President Bill Clinton, Mr Patrice Motsepe, Mr Tokyo Sexwale, Mr David Rockefeller and Ms Peggy Dulany. The Indian Government and Vodacom have also joined this illustrious group.

We are pleased to recognise Legacy Champions through an inscription on the Foundation’s ‘Wall of Honor’ in the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory; Legacy Champion certificates; limited edition statues signed by Mr Mandela (while supplies last); and VIP access to the Foundation and its activities. These donors also receive privileged recognition in internal and external communications, both locally and internationally.

21 September 2004

Nelson Mandela at the launch of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

"Today we are launching the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory Project. We want it to be part of what we have called the processes of restoration and reconciliation… It is our hope that it will grow into a vibrant public resource offering a range of services from these small beginnings to South Africans and visitors from all parts of the world… And most importantly, we want it to dedicate itself to the recovery of memories and stories suppressed by power. That is the call of justice: the call that must be the project’s most shaping influence."

Legacy Partners

Legacy Partners make an investment of R1-million to R9.9-million to assure the preservation of Madiba’s legacy through his personal archives and his life and times through the Foundation’s extensive dialogue, advocacy, content and education programmes to ensure Madiba’s legacy will continue to empower societies to move towards freedom.

We are pleased to recognise Legacy Partners through Legacy Partner Certificates; access to Foundation activities and stakeholders; and recognition in internal and external communications, both locally and internationally.