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Nelson Mandela Internation Day, 2009, New York

Nelson Mandela International Day events in 2009 including Nelson Mandela Day Concert Radio City New York, Exhibition New York, Gala Dinner New York, Roosevelt Park New York, and United Nations (UN) announcement New York.

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Bikers for Mandela Day, 2010.07.13-18, South Africa: [Set of 1 075 Still Images]

"Bikers for Mandela" involved a group of celebrities and a group of motorcyclists on a five-day ride from Johannesburg to the coastal city of Cape Town with the aim to raise awareness about and support for Nelson Mandela Day. The bikers were stopping at selected villages and cities, where they participated in community projects and other social initiatives.

Yazbek, Debbie

With Orlando Pirates Players, Johannesburg, 2010.06.18: [Set of 56 Still Images]

The Vakhegula Vakhegula Football Club (Gogos for Mandela) at the Discovery Soccer Park at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. The Gogos are warming up before playing against the Orlando Pirates. With players Katlego Mashego, club owner, Beka Ntswanwisi, Christina “Maradona” Machebe and SuperSport United defender, Morgan Gould.

Gula, Vhakhe

At the NMF, Houghton, 2010.06.18: [Set of 70 Still Images]

Gogos for Mandela" visiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The Vakhegula Vakhegula Football Club, popularly known as Gogos for Mandela", are a group of South African grannies aged between 49 and 84 who have their own football league in the rural province of Limpopo.

Gula, Vhakhe

Bill Clinton endorses Mandela Day and Auma Obama visits the gifts room and archives, 2010.06.24, Houghton: [Set of 233 Still Images]

The series begins with the visit of Auma Obama (half-sister of US President Barack Obama), US Ambassador Donald Gips, his wife and sons to the gifts room and the archives.

Followed by photographs of Bill Clinton making a speech, Achmat Dangor (Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO of the time), Cyril Ramaphosa, Ahmed Kathrada, Leslie Maasdorp (vice-Chairman ABSA Capital), Audience in the auditorium,

Yazbek, Debbie

Departure of the "Bikers" from Nelson Mandela Foundation, 2010.07.13, Houghton: [Set of 153 Still Images]

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.

Yazbek, Debbie

Robertson, 2010.07.17: [Set of 52 Still Images]

Bikers arriving at Robertson, painting the perimeter wall with images, indoors with enormous cake, image of jiving Madiba, lighting the candles on the cake, bikers and children surrounding the cake, cheering, Morgan Freeman cutting the cake, bikers handing over of books and departure.

van Huyssteen, Alet

Cape Town, 2010.07.18: [Set of 61 Still Images ]

Bikers with paint on their hands, making imprints, group photos, bikers in Cape Town. Bikers at a press conference, bikers at the Grand Parade and the City Hall – draped in Mandela banners

van Huyssteen, Alet

Bikers for Mandela Day, 2011.07.04, Houghton: [Set of 33 Still Images]

Members of the "Bikers for International Mandela Day" contingent met at the Nelson Mandela Foundation to discuss the rally route, the ethos of Mandela Day and safety precautions involved in 2011 Bikers for Mandela Day event,
The Bikers for Mandela Day will depart from Montecasino, Johannesburg, on July 11. Their eight-day ride will end in Tshwane on July 18– Mandela Day.

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South Africa Airways launches branding for International Mandela Day, 2011.07.05, Johannesburg: [Set of Seven Still Images]

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

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The 14th annual CycAlive challenge to honour Mandela Day, 2011.08.21, Norwood: [Set of 66 Still Images]

150 learners, teachers and cycling enthusiasts convened at the Torah Academy campus in Norwood, Johannesburg, for the 14th annual CycAlive challenge, a youth highlight in the Mandela Day activities calendar.
Field Band Foundation from Springs, Rabbi Dovid Hazdan -the dean of the Torah Academy, Dan Zimba, Rabbi Mottie Hadar, Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Sello Hatang, Marlene Bethlehem, Lelo Mzaca, a 702 sports, Johannesburg Steelwings Harley Davidson Club-who arrived to show their support, and Ian Freeman of RAM.

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Launch of Mandela Day, 2012, Soweto: [Set of 138 Still Images]

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.

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#HandsAcrossSA, 2013.07.22, Alexandra: [Set of 147 Still Images]

Hands Across South Africa aided the Nelson Mandela Foundation to continue to grow the momentum that legacy advocates like Gareth Cliff have already inspired in order to honour the life and legacy of Madiba, and in so doing make every day a Mandela Day. The event took place at the Phokosho School in Alexandra, Johannesburg.

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(International) Mandela Day Activities 2013

5 folders, several with sub-folders with digital photos of (International) Mandela Day activities and events; also covering the Mandela Day social dialogue on mental health stigma. One folder contains 24 sub-folders (mainly low resolution files) and the other 4 folders together have 556 photos.

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Jamaica, 2013: [Set of Three Still Images]

First picture is an activity for Mandela Day organized by Scotia Bank, “Take a child to work” where students were addressed by Mrs. Shirley Hoyana on Mr Mandela’s work ethics.
The last two pictures are kids at the Middleton Primary school where the Mission celebrated the Nelson Mandela Day.

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Activities for Mandela Day elsewhere, 2013, South Africa: [Set of 39 Still Images]

The Great Park Synagoge hosted a 67 minutes drive to collect blankets, clothes and non-perishable foods.
The Friends of the Inner City spent 67 minutes cleaning Lorna Court in Johannesburg's CBD as part of their ‘ Build your Neighbourhood’ initiative.
The Conference Connection donated food and gifts to St Martins’ Children’s home and blankets to Reservoir Hills residents in Durban
The DEC planted trees.
Scorpion Legal Protection provided lunch to the Durban Children’s Home
Free State Treasury planted trees
A baby named after Mandela
Moyo restaurant took party packs, face painters and drummers to the Umthombo Street Children in Durban and the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg. They also provided entertainment at a care centre for disabled children in Khayelitsha.
Roedean School collected blankets and food for organisations which care for orphans and vulnerable children.

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Japan, 2013: [Set of Two Still Images]

In celebration of ‘Mandela Day’ the Mission identified the disabled as a sector of the Japanese society that is disadvantaged. It learned about the concept of Swan bakeries and recognised the values as similar to those of the spirit of Nelson Mandela emphasising ‘social cohesion’. In this regard, embassy staff spent the morning of Saturday 18 July at the Swan bakery in Akasaka teaching the staff to cook famous South African dishes such as Bobotie, magwenya and milk tart. At the end of the cooking session, the embassy staff and their family members sat down with the employees of the bakery and had a marvellous lunch that had been jointly prepared.

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Mandela Day Library opened at Thabantsho Primary School, 2014.05.14, Senwabarwana: [Set of 12 Still Images]

In the heart of the Limpopo farmlands, near the Botswana border, lies the village of Senwabarwana. The impoverished village (also known as Bochum), founded by businessman Stanley Thema, is one of the fastest-growing rural areas in South Africa. 147 learners attending Thabantsho Primary School have little choice but to walk kilometres every day just to get to class. Jade Orgill, Project Manager at Breadline Africa, reported that while she was setting up the school’s container library in preparation for the launch event, some Grade 7 learners explained to her that none of them had never seen a library before – and certainly not so many books in one place.

Orgill, Jade

Departure of 'Trek4Mandela', 2014.07.07, Houghton: [Set of 127 Images]

The departure of the 'Trek4Mandela' from the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
This expedition was established in 2012 when Richard Mabaso, Chief Executive Officer of the Imbumba Foundation, overheard a fearful conversation between his mom and niece about puberty. Richard invited his friend Sibusiso Vilane, the first black person in the world to conquer the Three Poles Challenge (reaching the South Pole, North Pole and Mount Everest), to lead him on his first expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The objectives of the climb were to: Create awareness about the challenges facing impoverished girls in rural and poor schools during their monthly cycles; Raise funds to purchase sanitary towels so that needy girls can go to school when having their menstrual period and to Educate people about Mandela Day and the need to take action beyond 18 July, thereby helping to make every day a Mandela Day.

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