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Graca Machel, Nelson Mandela and George Bizos at a Nelson Mandela Foundation event

Legacies of leadership

In a world arguably increasingly defined by terrible failures of leadership, Achmat Dangor, George Bizos…
A man in a field: early morning

Unthere: Reflections on Nonconforming Gender

“It is a country where black and white are like islands in the middle of s…
Black Lives Matter protest

Lakhal'ixilongo - pursuing a new kind of politics

The deaths of Zindziswa Mandela — a diplomat, activist and daughter of Nelson and Winnie…
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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…
A house in the veld

The collective shame for us all after Qholani's treatment

The Covid-19 pandemic provides even more time to reflect on the sort of society we…
Black Lives Matter

‘We have no Harlem in Sudan’

A white, off-duty New York policeman fires three fatal shots at a black teenage…
#BlackLivesMatter protest

"Never, never and never again"

May has seen the Nelson Mandela Foundation preoccupied with emergency relief work and the selection…
Rural Teaching Qunu

Stimulus plan needed for rural education

We come together united by a long-term commitment to education and rural development, to motivate…
Dignity

Finding dignity in regulating responses to Covid-19

Covid-19 is presenting humanity with an enormous challenge as it faces a global crisis on…
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Preschool closures threat: Early childhood development sector faces major closures as parents scramble for fees

Without government intervention, close to one million children could be stranded by the time early…
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The time to do different is now

Foundation CE Sello Hatang writes that, while mistakes will be made, South Africa must soldier…
Ecd Workshop

More than a million children, thousands of ECD operators at risk without state support

If 30 000 ECD programmes serving vulnerable communities stop operating due to South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown, it…
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May we rise to the challenge

To reflect on anything other than Covid-19 is unimaginable, for obvious reasons. Not in my…
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UnThere Kentridge - White People but Black Bodies

Read here and be introduced to the strong feelings, informed by South Africa's turbulent…