Freedom Park commemoration, tributes and international call to action. South African Government commemorative activities (led by the Presidency and supported by the Department of Social Development). Inter-faith prayer service and veterans wreath-laying at the Union Buildings, Tshwane.
In a special tribute to the medical fraternity, Mrs Machel, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, HRH Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, Zindzi Mandela, Ndileka Mandela and Josina Machel, shared their deepest respect and gratitude on behalf of the Mandela family with the many medical specialists and professionals who had, over the years, ensured his strength and health so that he could serve his nation and the world from the time of his release from prison.
A tribute concert in honor of Nelson Mandela at St Paul the Apostle Church in New York City celebrating his life and legacy, and the 20th anniversary of democratic freedom in South Africa. Morgan Freeman performed dramatic readings from the original transcripts of Mr. Mandela's letters, speeches, and personal writings. These readings were accompanied by the world-famous Soweto Gospel Choir, who filled the cathedral with songs that honoured Mandela’s life and vision. President Bill Clinton gave a special tribute speech to Nelson Mandela and the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, celebrating Mr. Mandela's life and all that has been accomplished in South Africa in the twenty years since democracy was realized. Organised in collaboration with the Clinton Foundation and CultureHorde.
Lead SA delegation hands over a ceremonial wreath to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, pictured with representatives from Primedia Broadcasting, Independent Group and Lead SA's Yusuf Abramjee.
In celebrating the memory and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the Gauteng City Region, City of Tshwane in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) hosted the third Mandela Remembrance Walk, from Kgosi Mampuru Prison to the Union Buildings.
Dutch Ambassador Rob de Vos hands over a portrait painting of Nelson Mandela by the South African painter Marlene Dumas. The portrait is received by then Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Achmat Dangor. Also with Sello Hatang, Verne Harris and Boniswa Qabaka.
Verne Harris receives the 2009 International Thurgood Marshall Breaking Barriers Award from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) on behalf of Nelson Mandela. The handover event was held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg. Mr Sello Hatang is also present. The award can be found in the Nelson Mandela Awards Collection under # A0070.
Liverpool FC Ladies Team visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sello Hatang, Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation is presented with a Liverpool soccer shirt, signed by the players and Mandela’s name on the back. Razia Saleh shows them the archives.
South African Ambassador to Australia, Tebogo Seokolo and and his wife visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sello Hatang, Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation gave them tour of the Foundation and of the archives.
Abramjee Yusuf, Head of News and Current Affairs at Primedia Broadcasting, Mava Dada- Robben Island CEO as well as Sleepout CEO Ali Greg visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Chief Executive Sello Hatang gives them a tour of the Archives.
Press conference to announce the speaker of the 2016 Annual Lecture preceded by a tour of the NMF by Dr. Ayo Ajayi, Director of the Africa Team, leading the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's offices in Ethiopia, South Africa and Nigeria. NMF Board member Nikiwe Bikitsha; Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, Advisor to the Principal and Vice Chancellor in the University of Pretoria. Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation giving Dr. Ayo Ajayi and his acquaintances tour of the NMF’s Archives.
Conversation with Prof Muhammad Yunus, in collaboration with WDB Group (Women’s Development Businesses), SEF (Small Enterprise Foundation) and AMFISA (Association of Micro Finance Institutions of South Africa). An all-day dialogue session with thought leaders, South Africa’s foremost social entrepreneurship patrons and practitioners, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, civil society, government, and members of the South African media. Other partners such as the WDB, African Development Bank (ADB), Banking Council, Independent Development Trust (IDT) and other microfinance institutions including the broader community of social entrepreneurs participated in this session. Professor Yunus aimed at stimulating a robust dialogue and conversation about microcredit, microfinance or social business as a tool to address poverty, based on the Grameen Bank model.
Professor Ariel Dorfman reads to the students at Bertrams primary school as part of his Mandela Day commitments. After the reading the children had the opportunity to ask Professor Dorfman questions. Professor Dorfman used the reading as an opportunity to encourage the Grade 1, 2, 3 and 4 learners to read and to start writing, especially if they have the need to express themselves.
The 11th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture with Doctor Mo Ibrahim. The event was held at the University of South Africa (UNISA) on the 17th of August 2013. The theme for the lecture was “Building social cohesion”: a call for all South Africans to work towards a united, cohesive, democratic and national society. Dr Ibrahim’s address focused on the need for social cohesion not only in South Africa, but also between the 54 nations that make up the African continent.
Community Capacity Enhancement (CCE) Programme; a methodology used by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to empower communities through dialogue, to identify challenges brought by HIV/AIDS and find solutions that are appropriate to them. The event was held at Parktonian hotel in Johannesburg.
Nelson Mandela Debating Challenge. Six days event with students from schools in South Africa. This event is the result of a partnership between the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Tshimong, a social enterprise that trains high-schoolers in debating.
The launch of the Award-winning South African group, Mafikizolo's Album ''Reunited''. The event was held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The group announced that part of the proceeds of the sale of the album will go to the Foundation.
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory hosted a Donor Recognition Ceremony.Tokyo Sexwale and Irene Menell gave Legacy Champion certificates to the Government of India & Vodacom (Pty) Ltd. The Government of India was also recognised for its contribution to the Centre’s building with the unveiling of a plaque at the front entrance. At the ceremony, the Centre of Memory also received a mechanical boost by way of a vehicle donated by Volkswagen SA and a commitment from comedian and actor, Eddie Izzard to a future donation. Izzard is in South Africa to run 27 marathons in 27 days in honour of the 27 years Nelson Mandela spent in prison.
The Government of India donated two million rand to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The decision to make the donation was made following the visit to South Africa by Prime Minister of India H. E. Mr. Narendra Modi in July 2016
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).