The Nelson Mandela Lecture has become one of the most anticipated in South Africa’s calendar. This year 2018 marks the celebration of the Mandela centenary.

Former American President Barack Obama will be delivering this year’s Nelson Mandela Lecture on the 17th of July.

SABC News reflects back to past Lectures.

The Inaugural Lecture took place at the Nelson Mandela Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.  Former President of the USA Bill Clinton delivered the Nelson Mandela lecture.

WATCH |Nelson Mandela lectures over the years