Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation International Honorary Award 2021 presented to the Nelson Mandela Foundation by Mrs. Vardinoyannis, in the presence of the CEO of the "Nelson Mandela Foundation" Mr. Sello Hatang. The Nelson Mandela Foundation was presented with the award for its significant work and the legacy of Nelson Mandela that lead to a fairer and more humane world.
In her introductory speech, Mrs. Vardinoyannis spoke about the legacy of the great fighter and stressed that following Mandela's teachings, the new generation can change the world.
Celebration of 10 years of Mandela Day at Germiston Civic Centre, the event was organised by the City of Ekurhuleni in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The City of Ekurhuleni invited city veterans that are 100 years to the celebration.
Main speakers for the event were Mr Lebogang Mahile (MEC for Housing). Mr Mzwandile Masina (Mayor of City of Ekurhuleni), Prof Njabula Ndebele (Chairman of the Nelson Mandela Foundation), Mr Sello Hatang (Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation), Ms Patricia Kumalo (Speaker of the council for Ekurhuleni)
The launch of Legacy Ride4Hope initiative held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation and a panel discussion of the riders include Sello Hatang – Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive, Thabo Leeuw- Thesele Chief Executive Officer, and Anne Mclaren- ATC South Africa Chief Executive Officer.
In conversation with Sello Hatang, he was one of the Trek4Mandela climbers in August 2019, he made a presentation and shared his experiences with the Nelson Mandela Foundation staff facilitated by Samantha Mashapa.
Habitat for Humanity South Africa in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Human Settlements is honouring Tata Madiba’s legacy by building homes for low-income families at Palm Ridge, City of Ekurhuleni. Photographs are showing Nelson Mandela Foundation board of trustees, staff and stakeholders helping with building the house.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation invited Chief Khosi Vho Ravele R.R., five learners and five coordinators from Maulume Village to visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation and other legacy sites within Johannesburg. The trip was to give the learners an opportunity to learn about the history of their country as future leaders.
Highlights: Tour of the NMF Centre of Memory, Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Liliesleaf Farm, Hector Pieterson Museum & Vilakazi Street. Insightful engagements in the Centre of Memory about societal issues. Presentation of a vegetable and macadamia oil farming proposal. Exchange of gifts between the Chief and Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation launched a new strategy for International Nelson Mandela Day, titled Mandela Day: The Next Chapter, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in May 2019. The new strategy charts a new path for the ten-year-old initiative significantly changing the manner in which it will impact on people’s lives. The launch was attended by stakeholders from global organisations, corporate South Africa and civil society organisations - among them, the United Nations, Habitat for Humanity, Vodacom, early childhood development practitioners and national celebrities.
Nelson Mandela Foundation donor recognition event held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation building. Following donors were awarded certificate of an acknowledgement as Legacy Champions: ABSA Bank, Africa Mater Blockchain Company, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bataung Legacy, Airports Company South Africa (CASA), Discovery, PepsiCo, Uber, Distell Limited, Altron, Andrew and Jeanne Dunn.
Nelson Mandela Foundation stakeholder’s event started with a presentation by Sello Hatang Chief Executive on Nelson Mandela Foundation presenting the 20 year’s strategic journey of the foundation. Followed by two dialogues that are in relation to the NMF strategy.
Eric bennet visiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation, given a guided tour by Sello Hatang inside the archive, in the temporary and permanent exhibition, inside Nelson Mandela office, and handover of Nelson Mandela Prison Letters book by Sello Hatang. A group photograph was taken next to the Mandela statue, and Eric Bennet in iMadiba site.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation collaborated with the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI) to launch the exhibition Insurgent Citizens- Reflections on Protest in Democratic South Africa at the Foundation’s Centre of Memory. Photographs show guest viewing the exhibition and singing in the Auditorium. The event was facilitated by Sumaya Hendricks and the Former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela was the keynote speaker.
The signage ceremony of the Project Emthonjeni between the Embassy of Japan and Emthonjeni Community Centre facilitated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Followed by a guided tour by Sello Hatang to Nelson Mandela Foundation archive and permeant exhibition; and group photo of Sello, Louise, and Norio next to Nelson Mandela statue.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation partnered with the University of South Africa to remember Nelson Mandela Foundation five years after his passing away. The event was headlined by internationally renowned author and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Photographs of guests arriving at the venue, ushers, and group photos of NMF trustees, NMF stakeholders, panellist, Mandela family and NMF Staff members with Chimamanda.
The fifth anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s passing away; a dialogue on the media coverage of the Nelson Mandela’s passing held at Nelson Mandela Foundation. The dialogue was facilitated by Tim Modise a veteran journalist, the panellist were Thabo Masebe Gauteng spokesperson, Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) at the time of Mandela’s passing, Sally Burdett head of eNCA news anchor team, Milton Nkosi, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa bureau chief, Angie Kapelianis South African Broadcasting Corporation national radio current affairs editor, Mondli Makhanya City Press editor-in-chief, and Leanne Manas South African TV presenter and media personality. The audience shared their memories of the day and made statements regarding Nelson Mandela leadership and his role in media.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation pays tributes to Lucia Raadschelders, with family, friends, and colleagues. Following Lucia’s wishes, it was a modest occasion, with the emphasis on storytelling. Three of her nine siblings travelled from the Netherlands to attend. Her brother Jan Raadschelders shared reminiscences from her childhood. A number of her former Operation Vula comrades attested to her courage and her deep commitment to the struggle for freedom in South Africa and elsewhere. Close friends told stories of her love for wilderness and the way in which she had made peace with mortality. Colleagues praised her professionalism as an archivist. And the Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands shared a message of condolence.
A visit by two World Economic Forum delegates Alekhine Veloso and David Conolly and Mpumi Mabuza from Brand South Africa to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sello Hatang and Zanele Riba gave them a tour of the Archive. Sello handed each delegate of the World Economic Forum with a copy of “The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela” book.
A roundtable training session and Q&A held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The training session included a presentation that covered the following topics: Account management and optimization, Product best practice, Campaigning tips, Advertising on Twitter, Account Security, Trust & safety updates, and Twitter's work on the 'health' of the platform.
A visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation by High Commission of the Republic of Seychelles Marie-Antoinette Rose-Duarte and the second secretary of the High Commission of the Republic of Seychelles Terry R.Rose. Sello Hatang gave them a tour to the archive, the permanent exhibition and Nelson Mandela’s office. Sello presented Marie-Antoinette Rose-Duarte with a copy of The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela book.
A book about Samora Machel was launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, entitled "Samora Machel". Sylvia Graham was the facilitator and key speakers were Sello Hatang, Albie Sachs, Andre Odendaal, Graça Machel, Shan Balton, and Alves Gomes. A group photograph of Josina Machel, Andre Odendaal, and Graça Machel inside the auditorium holding a copy of Samora Machel book.
The Launch of Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run 2018 at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. An audience and participants, a presentation on the history of the Mandela remembrance walk and run and speakers for launch.
Photographs of the Post Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Dialogue- Is “Inclusive Capitalism” a realistic economic vision for the future? With some of the audience members making comments and asking questions to the members of the panel
Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the Department of Human Settlements honouring Nelson Mandela legacy by building 100 homes for 100 families across three regions; Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal. The photographs show the Nelson Mandela Foundation Board of Trustees and Staff member helping with building the house.
Sello Hatang receives a donation from Air Traffic Navigation Systems (ATNS) on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, represented by Thabani Mthiyane, CEO and Percy Morokane, External Communications Officer. Siphumelele Khumalo, a journalist from the Star newspaper is also present.
A public launch by the Nelson Mandela Foundation held at the Donaldson Orlando Community Centre (now called YMCA). The Foundation launched a logo that will be the symbol of all the Nelson Mandela centenary activities. Seven schools were invited to the launch.
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 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on 17 July 2016, the eve of Mandela Day, at the University of Pretoria. In his lecture, he addressed the theme “Living Together”.
Opening of the exhibition “My Constitution”. With Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Sello Hatang, the youth who participated in the exhibition and interviews, Elinor Kern, Denis Goldberg, Sahm Venter, Lunga Nene, and Berita.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Operation Hydrate and Proudly South African joining forces and launching the country's biggest “Water Drive”, in an effort to bring much needed and urgent relief to communities in drought stricken areas across the country.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s water drive, in partnership with Proudly South African, was a resounding success, with over 30-million litres of fresh water collected for donation to drought-stricken communities.
As part of the Operation Hydrate initiative, Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane kicked off this leg of the campaign at the Foundation on Friday 29 January.
The Caring4Girls programme driven by the Imbumba Foundation tackles the plight of impoverished girls who often miss school during their menstrual cycles due to the lack of sanitary pads.
The aim of the Caring4Girls programme, which is a Mandela Day project, is to ensure access to much-needed sanitary towels so girls may stay in school, and ensure the development and growth of young South African women with dignity.
67 blankets for Mandela Day knitted at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. Gardens of the Union Buildings covered with thousands of handmade blankets as part of a Guinness World Record attempt by 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day.
The strategic stakeholders session and International Mandela Day launch at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Partnering with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, from left: Luvuyo Mandela (Mr Mandela's great-grandson), Tim Smith (Breadline SA), Sello Hatang (Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO), Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu (Rhodes University), Mark Mdlela (Kaya FM) and Tshepo Ramodibe (Vodacom).