President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, presenting the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 9 August 2014. This event marks the 52nd anniversary of Mr Mandela’s capture on 5 August 1962. The lecture was held at the historic City Hall in the City of Cape Town, a significant and poignant venue, as it is from this location that Mr Mandela gave his inaugural address to the people of South Africa after being released from prison in 1990. The theme of the 2014 lecture is "Building social cohesion through active citizenship". The reception was held immediately after the lecture.
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.
Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, Thomas Piketty, presenting the 2015 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus. Photos were taken before, during and after the lecture.
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.
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.
Legacy Dialogue about the relationship between Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro, held at the Z.K.Matthews Great Hall at UNISA. With UNISA Vice-Chancellor Professor Mandla Makhanya, Cuban Ambassador Carlos Fernandes de Cossio, Barbara Masekela, Estela Bravo.
Youth dialogue focusing on the issues of violence and substance abuse. It included the popular South African group Mafikizolo, Sello Hatang (CEO NMF), Hayden Wright, Jijbez Vosloo, Naidoo, Sade Maokwena, Justine Arendse, Born Free (Band), Freddy Arendse (Founder School of Music) and the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Rejoice Mabudafhasi.
Dialogue on revisiting the promise of a new South Africa. Can South Africa be free if women are not free? The dialogue was organised by Soul City and held at Nelson Mandela Foundation. Panelists were Mr Zane Dangor (United Nations Population Fund), Mr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (Economic Freedom Fighter), Ms Anne Githuku-Shongwe and Ms Tamara Braam (Indepedent Gender Consultant).
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.
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 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.
Opening of the exhibition 'Diverse Art by Celebrities' by the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan. An exhibition organised by the Japan Association of International Cultural Heritage (JAICH), partner of the Nelson Mandela 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
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.
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).
Launch of the ''Mandalas for Mandela'' exhibition. A collaboration between the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Arts Alive and Imbali Visual Arts and the Constitution Hill. The exhibition comprises Mandalas from students from 26 Gauteng schools. It was launched at Constitution Hill on 6 September 2011 to coincide with the Arts Alive festival.
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.
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.
Schools for Africa (SFA) initiative: inception in 2005. Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society (HS) are initiators together with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Started with the participation of 8 NatComs and Country offices and has increased to 26 in 11 countries.
President of France, François Hollande and First Lady, Valerie Trierweiler meeting with Mrs Graça Machel and Minister Jeff Radebe, welcomed by Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang. In their discussion, First Lady, Ms Trierweiler, supported the Stand Up for African Mothers Campaign, which Mrs Machel promotes in her capacity as patron. After the discussion, Mrs Machel accompanied President Hollande and Ms Trierweiler on a guided tour of the Foundation including a visit to the archive of Mr Mandela’s private papers.
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.
Launch of the multi-year partnership between the NMF and PepsiCo, concentrating on girls and women. Including a visit to Mandela's office, a tour of the archive and viewing of the temporary exhibition 'Unthreading Mandela'.
Cell C's ''Take a Girl Child to Work'' initiative hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, is a movement that affords grade 10 to 12 girl learners, the chance to experience a day in the workplace first-hand.
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.
Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Nelson Mandela Foundation Staff and CEO Sello Hatang handing over condolences books with messages for the passing of little Zenani Mandela, great grandchild of Nelson Mandela who was killed in a car accident on the 11th of June 2011.