Trek-4-Mandela team off to Mt Kilimanjaro 12 July 2018, 9:50 AM

SABC News' Gillian Pillay who is part of the 40 climbers participating in the Trek-4-Mandela Centenary climb of Mount Kilimanjaro says she feels as if she is not ready.

Mandela Month Activities 2016 18 July 2016, 3:31 PM

Service was close to Nelson Mandela’s heart. It characterises every stage of his life from activist to prisoner, to President and to pensioner. His birth month of July affords us an opportunity to rally together behind his ideals and to promote his legacy. See below for a timeline of events for July 2016. Monday 18 […]

Trek4Mandela team leave to conquer Kilimanjaro 13 July 2016, 2:50 PM

About 40 climbers have left South Africa to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro. The team will start their climb on Thursday hoping to summit Kilimanjaro on July 18, on Mandela Day. The Trek4Mandela initiative was established in 2012 by Richard Mabaso, Chief Executive Officer of the Imbumba Foundation, when he overheard a conversation about some of […]

Mandela statue unveiled in Palestine 26 April 2016, 8:45 PM

South Africa’s principled stance of supporting the freedom of the people of Palestine has been reaffirmed, this through the unveiling of a statue of former president Nelson Mandela in the west bank city of Ramallah. The Ramallah Municipality laid out the red carpet as they hosted Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas, dignitaries, executives and VIPs, at […]

SABC goes big this Mandela Month 16 July 2015, 12:41 PM

#BeMoreMadiba During this month, the SABC is encouraging employees to inspire change by devoting time to make a difference in communities. “ What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life […]

Gillian’s diary – Climbing top of Kilimanjaro 14 July 2015, 3:52 PM

Follow Live updates as SABC News reporter Gillian Pillay takes a challenge up Mount Kilimanjaro for Trek4Mandela. Tuesday 14 July 2015 15:52 Live Blog Gillians diary – Climbing top of #Kilimanjaro  

Trekkers for Mandela given sensational send-off 13 July 2015, 2:49 PM

39 celebrities and business people taking part in the Trek4Mandela initiative were given a royal send-off at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Monday. The “trekkers” are embarking on a 5 895 metre journey up Mount Kilimanjaro. As part of International Mandela Day, the climbers will summit the mountain on July 18, in […]

Mandela Month activities storymap 13 July 2015, 2:10 PM

List of Mandela Month activities Monday 13 July 2015 14:10

SABC celebrations on Mandela Day 13 July 2015, 12:27 PM

SABC PROVINCIAL: MANDELA MONTH 2015 GAUTENG PROVINCE 17 July RADIO 2000 Dubbed “67 Minutes of Love”, Radio 2000 in partnership with SABC 2, City Parks, Aranda, Ulwazi Group, Nedbank, Iskcon and Gift of the Givers will spend the day giving love to the homeless and needy in Joubert Park (Johannesburg). 17 July 5FM #READSA5 campaign […]

SABC urges people to ‘Be more Madiba’ 9 July 2015, 11:53 AM

‘Be more Madiba’, is the SABC’s initiative for this year’s Madiba Day, says SABC Corporate Affairs Group Executive, Sully Motsweni. Motsweni says that this initiative aims at forming a restoration of dignity and is a call to action to have people take care of themselves, feel special and if they can make a change. SABC […]

Trek4Mandela kicks off Mandela Month 1 July 2015, 2:01 PM

Celebrities and business leaders who will be taking part in the Trek4Mandela climb of Mount Kilimanjaro braved the cold on Tuesday morning to raise money toward education and sanitary towels for girls in need. This as South Africa observes Mandela Month in July and the world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July. Wednesday […]

Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 6 August 2014, 10:54 AM

12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture: 09 August 2014 The 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture was delivered by the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet.The lecture was held at the City Hall in the City of Cape Town, the very venue where he made his first speech as a free man following his release from prison on […]

Chilean President to present Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 25 July 2014, 3:54 PM

Her Excellency, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile will present 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, a milestone in Mandela’s journey towards the achievement of democratic freedom in South Africa. The lecture will be held at the historic […]

[MAP] Mandela Day activities worldwide 16 July 2014, 2:52 PM

As the World celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day various events have been planned to take place to commemorate thelate former President. Mandela Day will be marked on Friday. This is the first time it will be celebrated without the world icon who passed away last year. Along with other events which will be held on […]

Mandela Day events not to miss 11 July 2014, 5:12 PM

As Nelson Mandela International Day approaches people have started to gear themselves as to how they will dedicate 67 minutes of their time for a good deed. 2014 marks the first time that the day will be celebrated following Mandela’s passing in December last year. A number of events will be held in many parts […]

#Do67Minutes with SABC on Mandela Day 11 July 2014, 4:19 PM

International Mandela Day will be celebrated on 18 July 2014. The day was launched in 2009 on Madiba’s 90th birthday. In April, former president Kgalema Motlanthe launched the 2014 event, the first time that the day will be celebrated following Mandela’s passing in December last year. The Nelson Mandela Foundation says there will be four […]

Machel wishesTrek4Mandela travellers well 7 July 2014, 11:58 AM

In her first public appearance since Madiba’s death, Graça Machel, on behalf of the Foundation wished the travellers from Trek4Mandela well as they headed off. For the third time in a row, local social entrepreneurs will be embarking on a cross-country journey to the highest peak in Africa to celebrate Mandela Day. Founder of Caring4Girls […]

Caring4Girls initiative is so touching: Machel 7 July 2014, 12:50 AM

The widow of former President Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel says she is deeply touched by the Caring4Girls initiative. It is aimed at raising funds to purchase sanitary pads for young girls from impoverished families. Adventurer, Sibusiso Vilane, is among the 13 volunteers who will climb Mount Kilimanjaro next week in the Trek4Mandela Challenge. Most girls […]

Mandela: free at last 15 December 2013, 2:01 PM

South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, has been laid to rest at his home in Qunu, with full military honours. The solemn occasion was attended by about 4500 mourners in the marquee, and speakers included SADC chairperson and president of Malawi, Joyce Banda; and Tanzania’s president Jakaya Kikwete. President Jacob Zuma delivered the […]

Full details: Madiba procession and lying in state 10 December 2013, 9:10 PM

South Africans and selected international visitors and guests will be able to view President Mandela’s remains at the Union Buildings for three days from Wednesday 11 December. President Mandela’s remains will be transported daily between 1 Military Hospital, Thaba Tshwane, and the Union Buildings. The procession will leave 1 Military Hospital at 07h00 daily and […]

Live coverage of memorial service for Madiba at FNB stadium 9 December 2013, 4:37 PM

As the nation mourns Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Memorial services will be held at several venues to give everyone the opportunity to attend. The official memorial service will take place on Tuesday, 10 December at FNB stadium in Johannesburg. The memorial service will begin at 11h00. Gates for the public will open at 06h00. The President […]

South Africa’s mourning for Nelson Mandela 8 December 2013, 10:03 PM

Following are the main events in the South African government’s official programme for the mourning and state funeral of Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, aged 95: Sunday, Dec. 8 – National day of prayer and reflection in which South Africans will celebrate the life of Mandela and his legacy in places of worship, homes […]

Dedicated exhibition chronicles Madiba’s life 19 November 2013, 11:25 AM

The aim of the permanent exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is to show Mandela’s personality rather than his political side. Prior to the launch on Monday evening, November 18, journalists got a glimpse inside the exhibition. Tuesday 19 November 2013 11:25 Senior archivist at the Nelson Mandela Foundation Razia Saleh says it […]

Mandela film premieres in SA 5 November 2013, 4:10 PM

It was a glamorous affair at the red carpet premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at the Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Sunday, November 3. The film stars Idris Elba as Mandela, Naomie Harris, who plays Mandela’s former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Jamie Bartlett, Sthandiwe and Tony Kgoroge, Terry Pheto, Athandwa Kani and Riaad Moosa. […]

Statue unveiled in Washington 26 September 2013, 5:19 PM

A three-metre tall statue of former President Nelson Mandela now adorns the main entrance to South Africa’s Embassy in Washington. Unveiled on September 21 by a host of dignitaries, among them International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane, ANC Chair Baleka Mbete and leaders from the Free South Africa Movement in the United States, Madiba’s likeness […]

Thousands raised for Mandela Children’s Hospital 19 August 2013, 4:06 PM

Over R300 000 has been raised for the construction of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg, for the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Gala Dinner last night at the Sandton Convention Centre. The hospital is expected to open its doors in 2014, and it is hoped that more than 655 specialist doctors and […]

The 11th Nelson Mandela Lecture 19 August 2013, 3:55 PM

Mobile communication expert, Mo Ibrahim, delivered the 11th Nelson Mandela Lecture on “building social cohesion” at Unisa in Pretoria. Monday 19 August 2013 15:55

SA continues to celebrate 22 July 2013, 3:27 PM

The spirit of Mandela reaches beyond. Monday 22 July 2013 15:27

SABC joins Standard Bank volunteers at Meals on Wheels 18 July 2013, 5:38 PM

Volunteers joined Meals on Wheels in the south of Johannesburg to prepare and cook food for over 1 500 underprivileged individuals in the community. Volunteers, mostly from Standard Bank, were divided into 4 teams of 10 people – each group cooking for 250 people. Check out the picture gallery below. Thursday 18 July 2013 17:38 […]

Concert in Paris 10 July 2013, 10:33 AM

The Nelson Mandela International Day Concert takes place on July 18 at Place de la Republique at 21:45.Conducted by Laurent Petitgirard and with praise poet Melusi Kubheka, the programme features the overture and other excerpts from Ushaka KaSenzangakhona composed by Milikazi Khumalo as well as excerpts from P L van Dijk’s Mandela Trilogy. The KZN […]