Item 742 - Announcement that President Mandela will address the nation on the issue of Aids

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Announcement that President Mandela will address the nation on the issue of Aids


  • 1998-10-02 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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South African Government Information Website

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Address to nation on Aids

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  • English

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On Friday, 9 October 1998, at 12pm, South Africa will come to a standstill for 10 minutes. In this time, President Nelson Mandela will address the nation on the issue of AIDS.

The 10 minute Declaration will be televised as well as broadcast live by radio.

The aim of this 10 minute stoppage is to create a sense of national urgency and understanding about the HIV/AIDS crisis - with an appeal to the South African population from the highest authority (the President).

The venue of the broadcast is Ethembeni Children's Home, 63 Sherwell Road, Doornfontein, Johannesburg.

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: South African Government Information Website. Accessioned on 14/12/06 by Helen Joannides




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