18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture to be delivered by UN Secretary-General António Guterres

18 June 2020, 4:06 PM
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has announced that the 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will be delivered by the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres on 18 July 2020. 
Antonio Gutteres
12-year-old girl gets a specialised wheelchair for Mandela Month 15 July 2019, 8:04 AM

To mark Mandela Month, a faith-based Non-Governmental Organisation in the North West, has donated a specialised wheel-chair to a disabled 12-year-old girl in Madibe village in Mahikeng.

Trek4Mandela climbers revamp school in Hammanskraal 12 July 2019, 6:22 PM

Ahead of Mandela Day on Thursday, 17 climbers are preparing to conquer Kilimanjaro.

SA commemorates 56th anniversary of Lilliesleaf arrests 11 July 2019, 8:19 AM

Thursday marks the 56th anniversary of the arrest of the high command of Umkhonto Weziswe at Lillieslief Farm in Rivonia North of Johannesburg.

!Xun and Khwe communities forever grateful to Mandela 10 July 2019, 4:12 PM

The !Xun and the Khwe Community in Platfontein near Kimberley say they will never forget how Nelson Mandela changed their lives for the better.

Thuli Madonsela
Madonsela to take part in this year’s Trek For Mandela expedition 1 July 2019, 8:32 PM

July 1st marks the Nelson Mandela month with various activities planned to celebrate the former statesman's legacy.

All systems go for Nelson Mandela lecture 16 July 2018, 7:48 PM

It's all systems go for former US President Barack Obama to deliver the Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Robben Island Museum keeps Madiba’s legacy alive 16 July 2018, 6:03 PM

Robben Island Museum authorities says keeping a clean and safe environment is one of world heritage site's priorities, but doing so in the name of Madiba is a bonus.

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.

Elderly citizens treated to a special outing in PE 11 July 2018, 8:35 PM

As the centenary celebrations for former statesman and world icon Nelson Mandela continue across the country.

Mandela’s christening: link between church and ANC 5 July 2018, 5:53 PM

As we celebrate former President Nelson Mandela’s centenary, we discover that there is a possible link between the church he was christened in and the liberation movement he later led.

Former President Nelson Mandela
Mauritanian street to be named after Mandela 2 July 2018, 8:09 AM

The centenary of the birth of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela will be marked at the African Union Heads of State summit in Mauritania on Monday.

Public urged to buy Mandela centenary T-shirts 20 June 2018, 3:04 PM

The year 2018 marks former president Nelson Mandela's centenary.

Mbeki defends Mandela’s legacy 18 June 2018, 5:23 PM

Former President, Thabo Mbeki he has called on South Africans to move away from the "notion" that Nelson Mandela sold-out the country.

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 […]

Be More Madiba 15 July 2015, 11:14 AM

SABC initiatives this Mandela Month Wednesday 15 July 2015 11:14

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  

Trek4Mandela team leave OR Tambo airport 13 July 2015, 3:31 PM

Ahead of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on Saturday, there are an avalanche of humanitarian initiatives. Among the more challenging, summiting Mount Kilimanjaro. The South African team will be raising funds to make life for young school girls a little easier. Monday 13 July 2015 15:31

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

Bikers for Mandela day – 1st for Women take action against abuse 13 July 2015, 12:51 PM

July is the month where South Africans honour and commemorate the late Nelson Mandela. Bikers for Mandela is one of the many activities taking place under the broader Mandela Day campaign and this year, they will be heading to Beaufort West, George, Knysna, Graaff Reinet and Bloemfontein between 16 and 20 July. The goal of […]

SABC to host various events for Mandela Month 13 July 2015, 12:42 PM

To honour former President Nelson Mandela’s life work, the South African Broadcasting Corporation(SABC) has taken up the call for action as we mark Mandela Month and the Nelson Mandela International Day on the 18th July. The public broadcaster will host various events across the country through it’s TV channels and radio stations. SABC Group Executive, […]

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 […]

Mandela did not want revenge, hence the TRC – Bizoz 4 May 2015, 1:00 PM

The late President Nelson Mandela did not want revenge on the perpetrators of Apartheid, which is why the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC ) was established. This is according to advocate George Bizoz, who was reflecting on the 20 years after the TRC in an interview with the SABC’s Chriselda Lewis. HE said that he […]

Mandela’s time in office to be relived in book 24 March 2015, 3:11 PM

If you ever wondered what former SA President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s time in office was like. Then wait no further as the life and times of SA’s first democratic president in the presidential seat will be published in a book. According to a statement, the book yet to be titled will be a sequel to […]

Today marks the 25 year anniversary of Madiba’s release 11 February 2015, 3:54 PM

25 years ago on this day (11 February 1990) Nelson Mandela took his first steps to freedom. After an effective 27 years of imprisonment, the symbol of South Africa’s fight for liberation, Nelson Mandela, was released. Mandela spent nearly 20 years of his life on Robben Island until 1982 when he was transferred to Pollsmoor […]