A tribute video produced by the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation to commemorate the events of the Soweto Uprising and the naming anniversary of Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow. 16 June 2021 is the 45th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising and also the 35th anniversary of the naming of Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow.
Elders planted 100 trees in honour of their founder, Nelson Mandela, in a new exhibit representing 100 grass roots organisations that The Elders selected for their demonstration of moral leadership in the spirit of Mandela's legacy. The trees were planted in Delta Park, Johannesburg.
Mandela addressed the Willesden Trades Council in 1962. The honour was supposed to have been conferred in April 1990 when Mandela visited Brent but it failed to get the necessary support. Hence this was only done in 2013. See https://wembleymatters.blogspot.com/2019/01/i-am-pleased-to-kick-off-new-year-with.html
"My cardboard Mandela statue" is a statue created by Darrell Wakelam for Mandela day in honour of Nelson Mandela. The project was meant to educate and motivate children in schools about the values of Nelson Mandela. Following the hashtag, #AStatueToBeProudOf on twitter, the schools nominated themselves to win the sculpture and the winner was Kelsall Primary School.
Calendar notes: Madiba records sell well. Record calling for the release of Nelson Mandela has made a big impression on pop charts after only one week "Free Nelson Mandela" by the Special AKA - a multi-racial group - is No 4 on Capitol Radio charts & no 68 on the national charts
The anniversary was on the eve of the 90th anniversary of Oliver Tambo's birth. The lecture series was born from this discussion. The inaugural Lecture was delivered by the then South African Foreign Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the Throne and granted to Mandela for his dedicated services to his peers, his community and to Canada
This long-term vision captures the central role society plays in shaping children’s lives and to give voice and dignity to the African child by building a rights-based movement. 'Friends of the NMCM' were established in New York (23/10/95) and in London (12/07/96)
The UK programme is administered by Canon Collins Educational Trust for South Africa since 1998, enables postgraduates from disadvantaged communities to study in the UK in areas, which are not available in their own country, and will contribute positively to the transformation process-taking place there
It was renovated and its name changed to Millennium Square in 2000. On 30 April 2001 when Mandela received Freedom of the Ciy of Leeds, Mandela re-dedicated the city's Mandela Garden, which first opened in 1983 in support of South Africa's struggle for equality. The garden includes a bronze statue, entitled "both arms" by Kenneth Armitage.