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Take action, inspire change, and make every day a Mandela Day

In this time of pandemic the Mandela Day slogan "Take action, inspire change, and…
Legs

One hand in the fire, the other in the flames

Unpacking the myths about black women with Kneo Mokgopa, the Foundation's Manager of Communications and…
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'A Lawyer’s Odyssey: Apartheid, Mandela and Beyond'

Verne Harris, Head: Leadership & Knowledge Development, reviews a new book written by human rights lawyer…
Tsitsi Dangarembga

The Bonds that Bind Us: Remembering Madiba in a Time of Global Fracture

Just Mandela's walk to freedom was long, so should we not expect the walk of…
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A democracy to come

Along with the extraordinary challenges and suffering brought about by Covid-19, 2020 has been a year…
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Taking race discussions beyond the usual

An interview with Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity's Sebabatso Manoeli on the Race Beyond…
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My archives intern journey

Since joining the archive team, I have been on an amazing learning curve and have…
Unthere Men

Unthere Men: Indoda Mayibe critically discussed

There does not seem to be a linear way to discuss men simply for the…
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A crisis of imagination

While the crisis humanity is facing feels like a material one, a practical one, in…
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Stop calling Breonna Taylor’s killing a 'tragedy’

Using the word tragedy to describe Breonna Taylor’s killing is a…
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Legacies of leadership

In a world arguably increasingly defined by terrible failures of leadership, Achmat Dangor, George Bizos…
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Unthere: Reflections on Nonconforming Gender

“It is a country where black and white are like islands in the middle of s…
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Oh Jehova! Not another ‘rupture’ – the ‘new normal’ petit bourgeois revolution

If anything, the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa should animate an intersectional, inclusive and…
Antonio Guterres - Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2020

A new world order

The month of July is always a cluttered one for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, as…
Poverty Inequality

Making liberatory global futures

The Foundation's Sello Hatang and Khalil Goga on how United Nations Secretary-General António …
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Community development ‘yet-to-come’ during and post the Covid-19 pandemic: from Derrida to Zubof

This article, written as a dialogue between two authors, one in Australia (Westoby) and one…