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 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.
Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture by Professor Ismail Serageldin at the Linder Auditorium of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The theme for the lecture was “The making of social justice: pluralism, cohesion and social participation”.
The Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture and activities with Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation, Climate Justice and former President of Ireland. The theme of the lecture was “Freedom, Truth, Democracy: Citizenship and Common Purpose”.
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.
The Sixth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, 12 July 2008, in Kliptown, Soweto. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf during a lecture titled “Behold the new Africa”, stressed the importance of transparent, accountable government and the need to fight corruption in Africa.
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.
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.
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.
Dialogue with young people and university students about the Grameen Bank model. Students shared with Prof Yunus their own initiatives in working towards alleviating poverty in their communities. This inter-generational gathering consisted of South Africa’s leading young minds and social entrepreneurs at all levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Facilitators of the community conversations on HIV/Aids issues are sharing their experiences, challenges and lessons learned during the review and refinement process. Facilitators from different regions putting their experiences on paper and posting them around the room in which the process was held in.
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.
Third Malibongwe dialogue with struggle stalwarts at the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg. The Malibongwe Dialogue, with and about stalwarts of the struggle for freedom, and the role that women played during those difficult, and often truly dark, years, achieved a remarkable level of candour, unmindful of organisational or ideological loyalties.
Dialogue on how the presence of immigrants and refugees shaped the changes that had taken place in Yeoville (a suburb of Johannesburg) and how these significant events had shaped the community's capacities to resolve challenges.
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.