PE schools receive trees for Mandela Day

18 July 2019, 8:35 PM
In a bid to make Port Elizabeth greener, the city's received 601 trees in honour of the late Nelson Mandela's vision.
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Brief look at his Presidential tenure 14 June 2011, 3:38 PM

He saw sport as critical to reconciliation He saw media as a frontier of transformation A democratic constitution was established A comprehensive bill of rights was also established The TRC was established A battery of progressive legislation was also introduced under the auspices of the Reconstruction and Development Programme which aimed to address poverty, restore […]

Statement after voting in SA’s first democratic election – 1994 14 June 2011, 3:38 PM

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Timeline of his life 14 June 2011, 3:28 PM

1918, 18 July Born at Mvezo in the Transkei 1925 Attends primary school near Qunu. Teacher wants all children to have a Christian name so gives him the name ‘Nelson’ 1927 Entrusted to Nkosi Jongintaba Dalindyebo, the acting Regent of the Thembu people at the Great Place at Mqhekezweni 1934 Undergoes initiation; Goes to Clarkebury […]

Facebook tributes – 2011 14 June 2011, 3:21 PM

June 14, 2011 – SABCNews online facebook tributes Howard LoabileWhat a true hero…madiba u make me feel black,green & yellow.Matome Wa Moloks WITH MADIBA ALL THUMBS UP!!!Siyabonga Khukhaphi What a true hero, Madiba u make me feel black.Cherisse Swanepoel Make it a holidayHappy Colile M proud of u Tata!2day m free n hw can I […]

Mandela: The Authorised Biography 14 June 2011, 3:11 PM

Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom revealed little of certain major episodes in Mandela’s life. Sampson’s book was one of the first to examine such issues as Winnie Mandela’s crimes, and State President FW de Klerk’s suspected attempts to use the security forces to derail peace talks. Tuesday 14 June 2011 15:11 Perhaps no living […]

Nelson Mandela’s Nobel Peace Prize Address – 1993 14 June 2011, 2:53 PM

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Mandela addresses rally in Cape Town on his release from prison – 1990 14 June 2011, 2:43 PM

11 February 1990 Friends, comrades and fellow South Africans. I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here […]

A Document To Create a Climate of Understanding – 1989 14 June 2011, 2:20 PM

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The Mandela Document – 1989 14 June 2011, 2:13 PM

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Unite! Mobilise! Fight On! – 1980 14 June 2011, 1:58 PM

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Release Us or Treat Us as Political Prisoners – 22 April 1969 14 June 2011, 1:53 PM

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The Struggle is My Life – 1961 14 June 2011, 1:30 PM

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No Easy Walk to Freedom – 21 September 1953 14 June 2011, 1:19 PM

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Bantu Education Goes to University – June 1957 14 June 2011, 12:59 PM

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In Our Lifetime – June 1956 14 June 2011, 12:44 PM

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Statement following the stay-at-home in May 1961 14 June 2011, 12:35 PM

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A Long Walk to Freedom 14 June 2011, 12:30 PM

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela […]

Black Man in a White Court – Mandela’s first Court Statement 1962 14 June 2011, 12:20 PM

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“I am Prepared to Die” – 20 April 1964 14 June 2011, 12:12 PM

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People Are Destroyed – October 1955 14 June 2011, 11:59 AM

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Nelson Mandela’s Testimony at the Treason Trial 1956-60 14 June 2011, 11:30 AM

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Verwoerd’s Grim Plot – May 1959 14 June 2011, 11:21 AM

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A New Menace in Africa – March 1958 14 June 2011, 11:17 AM

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Our Struggle Needs Many Tactics – February 1958 14 June 2011, 11:07 AM

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Interesting facts 14 June 2011, 11:04 AM

Mandela’s birth name Rolihlahla means, “to pull a branch of a tree” or “troublemaker”. Mandela is named Rolihlahla at birth, given the Western name Nelson at seven years old by his schoolteacher, then given the name Dalibunga at age 16 after his initiation, and often referred to as Madiba (the name of his clan) out […]

Presidential style and controversy 11 June 2011, 8:50 AM

Soon he established excellent relations with the white staff he had kept on. Afrikaner secretaries and servants became loyal to Mandela as he also made a point to remember their names and also their families. At Tuynhuis in Cape Town, Mandela didn’t change much. He put up a picture of his mother’s kraal and of […]

Illnesses Madiba has suffered 11 June 2011, 8:20 AM

In 1979 Mandela injured his heel during a tennis game, and had to be examinedin Cape Town. The doctor established that Mandela had first hurt his heel during a soccer match during his days at Fort Hare, but had never bothered tohave it medically checked. An operation was performed in Cape Town in anattempt to […]

Iconic moments in the great leader’s life 11 June 2011, 7:53 AM

18 July 1918, Mandela was born. During 1939, he enrolled at Fort Hare (studying English, Anthropology, Politics). In 1941, he met Walter Sisulu in Johannesburg. He passed his end of year exams for his BA at UNISA in 1942. In 1944 , he joined the ANC and co-founded the ANCYL. He married his first wife, […]

Biography – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 11 June 2011, 7:43 AM

Nelson Mandela’s greatest pleasure, his most private moment, is watching the sun set with the music of Handel or Tchaikovsky playing. Locked up in his cell during daylight hours, deprived of music, both these simple pleasures were denied him for decades. With his fellow prisoners, concerts were organized when possible, particularly at Christmas time, where […]

Outline of planned events around July 18, 2011 8 June 2011, 10:59 AM

To read a list of all the events planned around Mandela Day published by the Mandela Foundation click here.Mandela Day is an annual celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global call to action for people to recognise their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them. A global movement for […]