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.
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 […]

Exhibition devoted to Liberty 10 May 2011, 3:42 PM

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Historic moments 10 May 2011, 3:42 PM

Nelson Mandela turns 93 on July 18, 2011. We salute him and pay tribute to his life. And remember all his wise words. “We saw our country tear itself apart in terrible conflict … The time for healing of wounds has come … Never, never again will this beautiful land experience the oppression of one […]