The Civics Academy is an online learning platform to inform and strengthen democratic values and responsible citizenship among young people. It is an initiative between the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.
The opening of a new exhibition to mark 50 years since the formation of the Umkhonto weSizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress. In Pursuit of Liberty: Legality vs. Justice exhibition was launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in association with Pambili Productions and South African History Online (SAHO).
Tokyo Sexwale, former South African President Thabo Mbeki, Dr Ali Bacher, Gwede Mantashe and Comrades Marathon legend Bruce Fordyce participating in the official global launch of Global Watch, an initiative to end racism in sports.
The following events are recorded: • Rica Hodgson's book "Foot Soldier for Freedom" (3.1.12; 4 images - Picador Africa, publisher) • Judge Thumba Pillay Donation to the Archive (3.3.8; 6 images photographed by Flow) • Heritage Day donation by the NMF (220.127.116.11.2; 128 images photographed by Flow) • St. John's Prep School donation (18.104.22.168; 3 images photographed by Flow)
5 folders, several with sub-folders with digital photos of (International) Mandela Day activities and events; also covering the Mandela Day social dialogue on mental health stigma. One folder contains 24 sub-folders (mainly low resolution files) and the other 4 folders together have 556 photos.
An opening of the exhibition with cartoons by Zapiro about Nelson Mandela at the NMF. Shots of the life-size Nelson Mandela puppet cartoons up on the walls, visitors looking at the exhibition and Jonathan Shapiro (aka Zapiro).
Dialogue on ART (Antiretroviral) Strategic Plan at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The focus is on ART Delivery. With Deputy Minister of Health, Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge; Mrs Graça Machel; Dr Mothomang Diaho; Dr Faisel Randera; Naomi Warren; Mark Heywood (TAC); Dr Liz Floyd; Sibongile Mkhabela (NCMF).
Launch of the Digital archive Project with Google at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. People featured are Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, Paul Mashatile, Minister of Arts and Culture and Ahmed Kathrada.
One Law, One Nation: Conversation on the Constitution for the 15th Anniversary of the Constitution. The panel consisted of Yvonne Mokgoro, the former Constitutional Court judge, Leon Wessels, former Deputy Chairperson of the Constitutional Assembly, Wim Trengove QS, Lwando Xaso, former clerk of the Constitutional Court and the facilitator Nikiwe Bikitsha.
Dialogue “The Secret, the Taboo and the Disavowal: Hidden spaces in South Africa’s liberation history”. The Dialogue sessions marked the 10 years since the passing of the Promotion of Access to Information Act.
Launch of the new programme of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Life College Association (LCA) to develop an exclusive academic programme titled "Nelson Mandela – The Champion Within". The programme is based on the book "Conversations with Myself" by Nelson Mandela and on his extensive personal archive.
An opening of the exhibition 'Mandela- Gandhi Wall' with Ela Gandhi, Birad Rajaran, Maniben Sita, Virendra Gupta as well as Sello Hatang. The interactive, multimedia display features photographs, QR(quick recognition) codes that can be read by cell phones which then play videos that Birad Rajaran has loaded on to the internet, and a game that visitors can play by answering questions on the back of cards (similar to postcards) and then matching the photo on the card with the one on the wall.
To mark International Literacy Week, Macmillan in association with the READ Trust and the Nelson Mandela Foundation have launched a children’s version of Mr Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. South African author Chris van Wyk was at the launch, held at the READ Educational Trust in Johannesburg. “I’ve been looking forward to this day – I was very honoured when asked to write this book,” said Van Wyk.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation accepted a generous donation of one million rand from business software solutions firm SAP (software solutions). SAP has supported the work of the Foundation for an extended period of time and has supported the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture since its inception.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with the Market Theatre hosted an artist tribute called ''Letters from Mandela''. ''Letters from Mandela'' aimed at finding some of the warmest moments of Nelson Mandela; as the son, the man, the comrade, the father as well as the son of Africa.