VIDEO: 18th Annual Mandela Lecture

18 July 2020, 3:00 PM
The 18th  Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture will be delivered by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres at 3pm.
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 […]

Remembering Madiba, a year later 4 December 2014, 1:56 PM

Friday the 5th of December 2014 is the first anniversary of the death of one of the world’s most revered leaders. The late former President Nelson Mandela passed away at age of 95 at his Houghton home in Johannesburg after a lengthy illness. His death unleashed a heartfelt chorus of condolences and tributes. It’s a […]

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 […]

Good morning, Mandela’ the story of a metamorphosis 28 June 2014, 12:55 PM

The book “Good morning Mr Mandela” is a book about metamorphosis, says its author, Zelda le Grange. Le Grange served the late President Nelson Mandela for almost two decades as his personal assistant, and says her memoir was written to inspire others to change. The book is released on Thursday night. According to Le Grange, […]