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.
Former Nelson Mandela Foundation Photo Archivist Lucia Raadschelders received the Posthumous Order of the Companions of O.R Tambo in Silver Award bestowed by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Raadschelders family donated the award 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.
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.
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.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation accepted a generous donation of one million rand from business software solutions firm SAP (software solutions). SAP has supported the work of the Foundation for an extended period of time and has supported the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture since its inception.
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.
Fundraising events, President Barack Obama participates in a Mandela 100 discussion with Graça Machel and moderated by Lesley Williams during an event at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington