Proceedings of the 17th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoen at the University of Johannesburg on the 23rd of November 2019, under the theme "Constitutionalism as an instrument for transformation".
The event was facilitated by Redi Tlhabi media personality, Oprah Winfrey and Graca Machel delivered a keynote address, followed by a conversation with Josina Z Machel, and Phumzile Mlabo-Ngcuka, an executive director of UN Women on their views relating to the dignity of women and a caring society that is equal and just to both men and women can be built.
The 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on 17 July 2016, the eve of Mandela Day, at the University of Pretoria. In his lecture, he addressed the theme “Living Together”.
Transnet Port Terminals, in partnership with Mandela Day, have created an initiative called “Shoes on Feet”, which aims to collect school shoes for disadvantaged children in key communities. "Shoes on Feet" volunteers distributed the first donations to learners at Isidingo Primary School in Umlazi Township, Durban, before moving to schools in Port Elizabeth and the Western Cape during March.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Operation Hydrate and Proudly South African joining forces and launching the country's biggest “Water Drive”, in an effort to bring much needed and urgent relief to communities in drought stricken areas across the country.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s water drive, in partnership with Proudly South African, was a resounding success, with over 30-million litres of fresh water collected for donation to drought-stricken communities.
As part of the Operation Hydrate initiative, Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane kicked off this leg of the campaign at the Foundation on Friday 29 January.
The Cotton On Foundation, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) handed over a Mandela Day Container Library to the Batsogile Primary in Klipspruit-Soweto, Johannesburg. Batsogile Primary was the 5th school to receive a library.
Happy Science, a Tokyo-based international religious organisation, handed over a Mandela Day Container Library to Tshifudi Primary School in Tshifudi Village, Vhembe Municipality, Limpopo, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF). After the passing of Mr. Nelson Mandela, Happy Science established HS Nelson Mandela Fund as its internal fund in order to advance in the will of Mr. Mandela; aiming to nurture future leaders of the world and support people who cannot receive education due to poverty, or racial, gender and caste discrimination, people who are opposed by their government and people who cannot receive medical treatment.
On 6 September 2014, right in the middle of National Literacy Week, students and educators at Skeen Primary School in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, celebrated the opening of the school’s Mandela Day container library. The library is the 49th facility of it kind to open since the launch of the Mandela Day container library project in 2012.
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.
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.
Photos of the launch of the 2014 International Nelson Mandela Day at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Group photo and portraits of the NMF trustees taken by Flow. Shots of the Nelson Mandela Foundation exhibition.
Visit of Prince of Wales, Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Rosemary to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The couple were introduced to children from different schools. All the British visitors were wearing a red poppy; to commemorate those fallen in World War I (WW1).
Prince of Wales, Charles together with Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Rosemary's visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Verne Harris, head of Memory Programme at the Nelson Mandela Foundation shows Duchess of Cornwall and Prince of Wales early photos of Nelson Mandela and other items from the archive.
Video of the ninth Nelson Mandela annual lecture by Ismail Serageldin (the founding director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the new Library of Alexandria) held at the Linder auditorium, Wits University, Johannesburg.
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.
Visit of French soccer legend, Zinedine Zidane and American football star, Reggie Bush to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Photos of the two world's sports stars carrying gifts they presented to the Foundation, learning about the work that the Foundation does and visiting the 46664 bangle production.