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.
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).
Video about Pregs Govender interview on the book that she wrote on self -transformation. Biography talk held at the Cape Town book fair with Pregs Govender on violence against women on a journey of self-transformation and how to deal with our own fears as human beings.
A dialogue on Reckoning with Reconciliation, marking the 20th Anniversary of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Report being submitted to President Nelson Mandela. The dialogue was facilitated by Patronella Nqaba, and the main speakers were Chandre Gould, Noel Solani, Sylvia Graham, Imtiaz Cajee. Concurrently launching the: -Report: A Ground of Struggle-Four Decades of Archival Activism in South Africa by Dr Mbongeni Buthelezi -An online Archival resource-The Presidential Years launch by Tony Trew and NMF Archive team.
Video on Winnie Mandela Ahmed Kathrada, Photo with the Mandela Family Amina Cachalia, John Nkadimeng, Andrew Mlangeni, Mosie Moola and son, Henry Makgothi, Gertrude Shope. Arthur Chaskalson, George Bizo, Alexio Bizos, photo with Winnie.
Opening of the exhibition 'For Madiba with Love' by David Turnley at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The event also marked the signing of a Memorandum of understanding between the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the National Library of South Africa for a de-acidification project to preserve Madiba's papers. The project is funded by the US Embassy. People featuring are Peter Magubane, Ahmed Kathrada, George Bizos, Barbara Hogan, the US Embassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard, Steven van Zandt, MC Leanne Manas, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel, African National Congress Deputy General Jessie Duarte, Thebe Foundation CEO Mokgethi, and Sello Hatang.
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.
Footage on the proceedings of the launch of the exhibition and book Reflections in prison. In the same event Nelson Mandela receives the notebooks that mysteriously went missing after a raid in prison. Donald Card an official in prison returns them to Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation offices in Houghton, Johannesburg.
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.
Gauteng Department of Education (DoE), LeadSA and Proudly SA launched a joint Mandela Day Initiative, aiming to improve the literacy rate and called to donate books to schools, libraries and other organisations in need.
Legacy dialogues: Legacy leaders and movements. People Verne Harris director of Archives and Memory, Interlocutor- Mac Maharaj, Panellists Hugh Macmillan and Dr Adeke Adebajo. Comments/Inputs /Questions Frene Ginwala, Zolile Mvunelo, George Bizos, Sophie Mokoena, Amukelani Hlavhano, Sipho Mkhwanazi.
Speakers and guests to the 'Remebering Madiba' evening, a Nelson Mandela Foundation organised commemoration event. Praise singer Jessica Mbangeni, President of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) Bantu Holomisa, Graça Machel, George Bizos, Sophia de Bruyn and many others. Bantu Holomisa was the guest speaker.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted the screening of Shepherds and Butchers, produced by Anant Singh and Brian Cox. A panel discussion on the death penalty preceded the screening; with David Moisi, who was previously on death row and Anant Singh.
Hand-over of Rivonia Trial Papers to the National Archives of South Africa and of the Kathrada/Rick Stengel Tapes with the interviews conducted for" Long Walk to Freedom" to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Performance of the theatre play "Rivonia Trial" at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The perfomance was attended by, among others, Nelson Mandela, surviving Trialists, Graça Machel, George Bizos, Nadine Gordimer, Mrs Motsoaledi, AM Wolpe. Playwrigth Mondi Wami.
Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run held in Tshwane, Pretoria, to commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Speakers George Bizos, Sophie de Bruyn, runners and walkers, and the announcement of the winners.
Professor Ariel Dorfman, a Chilean-American author, human rights activist and distinguished professor of Literature and Latin-American Studies presented the Eighth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 31 July 2010. The venue for the lecture was Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium. The theme of the lecture was: Memory, Justice and Reconciliation.
The 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2016 was delivered by Bill Gates on the eve of International Mandela Day at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi Campus. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, addressed the theme “Living Together” in his lecture.
Nelson Mandela's 85th birthday celebration. Proceedings of Nelson Mandela's birthday interview with Francois Pienaar, De Klerk, Zelda La Grange, Adelaide Tambo and Oprah Winfrey. Nelson Mandela sitting with Graca Machel, Bill Clinton, among others. Programme directors were Basetsana Kumalo, Tim Modise, Prof Jakes Gerwel chair of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, as well and Khanyisile Dlomo- Mkhize. Mandela receiving videotaped birthday messages from Muammar Gaddafi, Kofi Annan, Anton Rupert, Anthony O Reilley, Hugh Masekela, Bill Cosby as well as Evita Bezuidenhout. Music entertainment by Sibongile Khumalo, Dorothy Masuku and Yvonne Chakachaka. Poetry by Don Mattera.
23 interviews conducted by Anna Trapido in the making of her cookbook "Hunger for Freedom" a gastro-political biography of Mr. Mandela's journey from his boyhood through his life before and after his imprisonment, to the presidential banquets. It includes some personal and political anecdotes of people who were involved in one way or the other with Mr. Nelson Mandela. Transcripts of most interviews are available as printouts and electronic copies on CD.