The Launch of Mandela Day took place at the Tlatlohang Primary School, a disadvantaged school situated in White City, Jabavu As the emphasis for Nelson Mandela Day 2012 is being placed on raising youth through decent education, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory – in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education – is driving some of South Africa’s most meaningful initiatives, namely the Container Library Project and the 94+ Schools Project, inspired to improve the conditions of our more impoverished schools and encourage literacy to children within our historically disadvantaged communities.
Video on the audience listening to the audio of Nelson Mandela speaking on children, Nelson Mandela on announcing that the Mandela charities will continue with the works that he has started. Kim Porteus Achmat Dangor, Sibongile Mkhabela Nelson Mandela Jakes Gerwel Shaun Johnson, Chantal Cuddumbey each charity elaborates on how they will celebrate Nelson Mandela’90th programme for the 90th birthday year at Victory Theatre, Johannesburg.
Video on Verne Harris introducing the Stengile family that gave the Nelson Mandela Foundation the school photo of Healdtown. One of Nelson Mandela's school mates, Nzimeni Stengile kept the photo in his collection and kept on showing his grandchildren that he studied with Nelson Mandela. More people in the school photo are identified a by members of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.
Video on Holding tent- preparations of and serving of drinks, VIP guests Guest arrive and walk on the red carpet. Exhibition of paintings. Nelson Mandela arrives with Graca Machel and is met by Zelda and VIP guests. Denzel Wasington shares his views on Nelson Mandela. The who’s who of the world bill Clinton and family, Gordon Brown and family, Forrest Whittacker and family Prof Jakes Gerwel, Tim Massey, Sol Kerzner , Oprah Winfrey chatting
Video on Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel visit President Sarkorzy addresses Nelson Mandela in French and Madiba has an interpreter. Achmat Dangor gives the president a gift who thanks both Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel. CEO’s and other Captains of industries who inform Nelson Mandela about their work. Interviews.
Video on Press conference on the Goal 4 Africa global campaign on scoring goals for education and social development. The press conference was held at the Metropolitan in London. Achmat Dangor chatting to Ali Campbell prior the press conference.
Nelson Mandela received an early birthday present: a cheque for R3-million from the Sanlam Ubuntu-Botho empowerment partnership. The donation was made to the Nelson Mandela Endowment Fund to help ensure that the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation continues.
Achmat Dangor receives the inaugural Always Be Tolerant Organisation (ABETO) Africa Peace Award on behalf of Nelson Mandela. The Award to Nelson Mandela is presented by ABETO Chairman Moses Musana to Achmat Dangor, former CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Then Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Achmat Dangor receives the Dr Dilli Raman Regmi International Peace Award on behalf of Nelson Mandela. Razia Saleh was present as well.
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.
Ariel Dorfman in a social cohesion sharing session around the issue of xenophobia held at the Gugulethu Community Centre in Cape Town and served as an opportunity to listen to the recurring problems regarding xenophobia.
Professor Ariel Dorfman with Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, renowned Zimbabwean-born writer Elinor Sisulu as well as poet and former political activist Doctor Mongane Wally Serote in a discussion on the role of art in consolidating democracy and fighting oppression. Shots of Professor Dorfman signing a book after the event. The event was held in Freedom Park and gathered together authors, writers, journalists, students, scholars and academics to interrogate how art can help build strong and robust democracies.
The Dialogue "In Conversations with Ariel Dorfman" was hosted in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Drama and the Market Theatre. John Kani read from "Nothing but the Truth" and Wits Drama students performed Dorman’s play "Delirium". This was followed by a facilitated discussion between Dorfman, Kani and Nadine Gordimer.
Nelson Mandela Foundation discussion panel event held at the National Aids Conference in Durban. The panel featured Achmat Dangor, Zackie Achmat; Alan Whiteside; Desiree Daniels, Peter Piot, Mark Heywood and Doctor Helen Rees amongst others.
Dialogue on 'Archives at Crossroads' which was organised by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and co-convened with the National Archives and the Constitution of Public Intellectual Life Research Project. Participants in the auditorium, NMF building and photos of the ‘Malibongwe’ exhibition. The dialogue was held over two days on 23 and 24 April.
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).
Visit of Prince of Wales, Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Rosemary to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The couple were introduced to children from different schools. All the British visitors were wearing a red poppy; to commemorate those fallen in World War I (WW1).
Interview of Achmat Dangor, the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, for the e.TV program Inside Out on 1. The work of the Foundation 2. The Centre of Memory and Dialogue 3. The 7th Nelson Mandela Annual lecture 4. Nelson Mandela Day 5. 46664 6. Achmat Dangor's work as a writer.
The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.
Session 1 Assessing the process of opening the archive and understanding their continuing role in constituting a post-apartheid. Paper by Sello Hatang- PAIA and the archive act breaking the barrier to access to information. Paper by Ciraj Rasool - Heritge archives museums, heritage practice and museum practice.
Proceedings of the 6th Nelson Mandela annual lecture by Madame Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in Kliptown, Soweto, includes arrival of guests,comments and an edited address of the 7th Nelson Mandela Annual lecture.
President Bill Clinton hosted a benefit in his private office to honour the lasting legacy of Nelson Mandela. This event marks the launch of a new Foundation initiative to promote Mr Mandela’s legacy globally in the years ahead. Supporters from South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Nigeria joined President Clinton, Minister Tokyo Sexwale and Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory CEO Achmat Dangor in paying tribute to Nelson Mandela and his work to promote dialogue and a just society.
Photographs of re-opening refurbished building of Nelson Mandela Foundation and a handover ceremony of material to the National Archives of South Africa. The occasion also marked the introduction of Sello Hatang as Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation as of 1st June 2013 and bidding farewell to the foundations retiring CEO Achmat Dangor. Jack Devnarain welcomed guests including Professor Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele, acting chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Foundation at the time and chairperson of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.
Start of the 6 day road-trip to Cape Town by 21 "Bikers for Mandela", doing community work on the way. With Morgan Freeman, Achmat Dangor, ANC MP Buti Manamela (on behalf of SA Parliament), Sello Hatang and KAYA FM’s MD Greg Maloka presenting framed ‘Make every day a Mandela Day’ commitment for the next 67 years.
The legacy of Nelson Mandela was given wings with the unveiling of the Mandela Day logo by South African Airways (SAA) on the first aircraft of its entire fleet. The new branded A330-200 Airbus, fourth out of six new aircraft, was revealed to sponsors and the media at the airways’ technical park in Johannesburg. Siza Mzimela, CEO of SAA in her opening address said, “As an African carrier with global reach, it is only natural for SAA to strengthen its relationship with the Nelson Mandela Foundation by sharing our icon’s message with the world.” From left to right: UN representative Dr Stella Anyangwe; Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Achmat Dangor; SAA Chairperson Cheryl Carolus
Video on the press conference on the 46664 HIV/AIDS pandemic with the 46664 Concert /Musicians/Ambassadors. Includes a fundraising dinner and auction the 46664 Concert Musicians/ Artists in Johannesburg
Video on proceedings on the launch of the exhibition Parenting a Nation with Nelson Mandela, Frene Ginwala, Gertrude Shope,Rica Hodgson, Desmond Tutu, Max Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Mrs Mennel, and Achmat Dangor.
Video on Aerial view of the 46664 London concert venue. Crowd waits outside, barriers removed crowd starts moving inside the venue. Crowd moving in and being scanned. Inside the venue crowd running towards the stage. Cops around installations. Press room with journalists reporting on the concert, signed messages for Nelson Mandela, VIP’s coming in. Nelson Mandela’s car coming in.
Video on Achmat still organising, interview explaining the 46664 programme and the organisations that will benefit from the proceeds of the concerts. Artists/ Musicians introduced to Achmat Dangor and Shaun Johnson. Nelson Mandela arrives with Zelda La Grange to meet and greet the artists. Nelson Mandela and the artists group photo opportunity. Photo with individual artists. Nelson Mandela leaves with Zelda and Sean the security guard.
Proceedings of the Nelson Mandela Rhodes Foundation forming partnership with Oxford University press and handover ceremony of donation to the Nelson Mandela Rhodes foundation. The signing ceremony was held in Nelson Mandela Foundation office in Houghton, Johannesburg. Shaun Johnson, Prof Jakes Gerwel and Dr John Hoods from the Oxford University Press.
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.
The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.
Sessions 3 Exploring colonial and apartheid archives in post colonial contexts . Chair Carolyn Hamilton Presentation by Geoff Blundell- Origins center and archive. Presentation by Achmat Dangor- Nelson Mandela centre of memory. Questions, comments and inputs
The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton. Ending of the session 3 Exploring colonial and apartheid in post-colonial contexts Questions, comments and inputs
Sessions 4 Exploring the distinctions between “national interest” and “public interest” and understanding the role of archive in relation to both. Presentation by Xolela Mangcu- The Authenticity of the record. Presentation by Albie Sachs- Difference between national interest, public and private interest and the role of archives
Video on the proceedings of Nelson Mandela striking the first 90th birthday R5 Mandela coin. The coin was used to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela by the minister of finance Mr Trevor Manuel and the governor South African Reserve bank Mr Tito Mboweni. Achmat Dangor CEO of the NMF, in attendance Mrs Graca Machel, Zenani and Zinzdzi Mandela, Zelda La Grange, Shaun Van Heerden
Video on presentation of the birthday commemorative stamps to Nelson Mandela by Vuyo Mahlathi CEO of the South African Post Office for the 90th birthday celebration presentation was held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation
Video on Bill Clinton at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Bill Clinton address on collaborative work with Nelson Mandela from peace keeping in Burundi, AIDS work and the impact and of ordinary people towards community involvement in civil projects. Mandela Foundation.
Footage of Bree primary school under 12 soccer team with principal Dave Kallicarran and soccer manager Abdul Samad, meet Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation prior to the team representing South Africa at Danone Nations Cup in France. The team members are introduced individually to Nelson Mandela and receive gifts of Comic books from the Nelson Mandela Foundation and then there is a photo with opportunity with Nelson Mandela.
The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) presenting a special award to Nelson Mandela. The award was accepted on behalf of Nelson Mandela by Achmat Dangor, then CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
The Nelson Mandela 5th Annual Lecture with Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel laureate. The focuse of the Lecture was on the progress of Africa, that it needed to be balanced on three pillars: security, development and human rights.
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 Ismail Serageldin’s presentation at the University of Johannesburg, entitled “In Conversations with Youth – the Shape of Tomorrow, The seven pillars of the knowledge revolution''. The University of Johannesburg Choral Group begins proceedings with a song.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf during the press conference at the Nelson Mandela Foundation and visiting heritage sites in Johannesburg:Orlando Stadium; Nelson Mandela house in Soweto; Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum as well as the Apartheid Museum
An opening of the exhibition ‘Parenting a Nation’. An exhibition honouring Albertina and Walter Sisulu. With members of the Sisulu family, Mrs Albertina Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Frene Ginwala, Laloo Chiba, Ahmed Kathrada, Rica Hodgson, Gertrude Shope.
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.
Photos of a dialogue held at Glenhove Conference Centre, Johannesburg, facilitated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with Brand South Africa. Africa-European economic relations and the challenge of overcoming financial and political alienation was the focus of the dialogue. Participants included Finnish Minister of European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Alex Stubb, who led the discussion, and Master of Ceremonies for the event, Dr.Petrus de Kock from Brand South Africa.
Nelson Mandela, members of staff, Board members, and visitors celebrate the 10-year service of several members of staff. Nelson Mandela handing over 10-year service certificates to the Nelson Mandela Foundation staff, is introduced to new members of staff and group photos taken per department.
launche of the book "Conversations with Myself" in South Africa at Market Theatre. The MC of the day is John Kani who also read the audio version of the book. In the chairs are: Ahmed Kathrada, Zindzi Mandela and great-grandson Luvuyo Mandela.