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. 
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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, […]

Madibanomics – Assessing the economic legacy of Nelson Mandela 28 January 2014, 6:53 PM

Nelson Mandela’s conversion from socialism to capitalism was a dramatic ‘road to Damascus’ moment, and it is perhaps a strong testament to his leadership that – as a man in his 70s – he was willing to change his mind. He walked out of prison preaching nationalisation. In case there was any confusion about his […]

Mandela: free at last 15 December 2013, 2:01 PM

South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, has been laid to rest at his home in Qunu, with full military honours. The solemn occasion was attended by about 4500 mourners in the marquee, and speakers included SADC chairperson and president of Malawi, Joyce Banda; and Tanzania’s president Jakaya Kikwete. President Jacob Zuma delivered the […]

Madiba Kids: Tributes from youngsters 11 December 2013, 7:23 PM

Send us your special tributes (created by kids) to Nelson Mandela, whether drawings, videos, songs or similar, and we’ll do our best to publish it here and show it on TV. Wednesday 11 December 2013 19:23 AUDIO: A tribute to tata Nelson Mandela from five-year-old Oratilwe Segodi from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. AUDIO:Singing in the train on […]

Full details: Madiba procession and lying in state 10 December 2013, 9:10 PM

South Africans and selected international visitors and guests will be able to view President Mandela’s remains at the Union Buildings for three days from Wednesday 11 December. President Mandela’s remains will be transported daily between 1 Military Hospital, Thaba Tshwane, and the Union Buildings. The procession will leave 1 Military Hospital at 07h00 daily and […]

Live coverage of memorial service for Madiba at FNB stadium 9 December 2013, 4:37 PM

As the nation mourns Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Memorial services will be held at several venues to give everyone the opportunity to attend. The official memorial service will take place on Tuesday, 10 December at FNB stadium in Johannesburg. The memorial service will begin at 11h00. Gates for the public will open at 06h00. The President […]

South Africa’s mourning for Nelson Mandela 8 December 2013, 10:03 PM

Following are the main events in the South African government’s official programme for the mourning and state funeral of Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, aged 95: Sunday, Dec. 8 – National day of prayer and reflection in which South Africans will celebrate the life of Mandela and his legacy in places of worship, homes […]

The profile on Nelson Mandela 8 December 2013, 9:20 PM

The apartheid government fought hard to stay in power. It imposed strict media laws and extended the reach of its security forces. This resulted in further acts of violence against anti-apartheid activists and ordinary South Africans. A state of emergency governed the late 1980s. Hundreds of activists were shot dead and over 30 000 detained […]

Pope Francis hopes Nelson Mandela “will inspire generations” 6 December 2013, 9:53 PM

Pope Francis paid tribute to Nelson Mandela’s struggle to forge a just South Africa on Friday, praising the anti-apartheid hero’s commitment to non-violence, reconciliation and truth. In a telegram sent to South African President Jacob Zuma the pontiff also praised the commitment shown by Mandela in “promoting the human dignity of all the nation’s citizens […]

UN High Commissioner Antonio Guterres Mandela’s death 6 December 2013, 1:29 PM

It is with very great sadness that I have heard the news of the death of Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa. His extraordinary wisdom, selflessness and compassion not only held South Africa together following the collapse of apartheid, preventing potentially immense displacement, but made him a true global symbol for the oppressed […]

Wits community invited to pay tribute 6 December 2013, 1:19 PM

Wits University joins the world in mourning the passing of former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of our nation and an international icon, who passed away last night – Thursday, 5 December 2013 at the age of 95. May his soul rest in peace. In honour of the memory of Tata Madiba, the University’s […]

Gift of the Givers’ tribute to Madiba 6 December 2013, 1:09 PM

It takes a human of saintly stature to forgive and embrace with love a system that incarcerated him for 27 years, that destroyed the lives of countless people within the inner ranks and outside his movement, that caused estrangement and eventually separation in two marriages, that prevented him from being a father to his own […]

US Embassy’s condolences on Madiba’s passing 6 December 2013, 11:32 AM

The United States Mission to South Africa joins the South African people in mourning the passing of its first democratic president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. President Mandela embodied greatness and is universally admired in the United States of America. President Barack Obama has long given credit to Nelson Mandela for inspiring his own vision of a […]

Kathrada pays tribute to Mandela 6 December 2013, 10:54 AM

Madala, as you light-heartedly started calling me some years ago, it both grieves me and inspires me to write this to you now, with the hour of your death still a fresh wound in our peoples’ hearts. We called each other ‘Madala’ – old man – it became our standard form of informal address. To […]

SA is indebted to Mandela family: Zuma 6 December 2013, 10:37 AM

President Jacob Zuma has thanked the Mandela family for sharing the former president with the nation. Zuma announced to the world that the 95-year-old former statesman had passed away just before nine o’clock Thursday night. Mandela was separated from his family for 27-years to serve a life sentence for treason, and returned to negotiate South […]

Zelda La Grange bids farewell to Mandela 6 December 2013, 9:03 AM

My sincere condolences to Mrs Graça Machel (Mum), Maki, Zeni, Zindzi, Josina, Malenga and the entire Mandela family, as well as everyone who feels a sense of loss this morning. Nelson Mandela inspired people to forgive, to reconcile, to care, to be selfless, to be tolerant, to maintain dignity no matter what the circumstances. I […]

Qunu remembers Mandela in silence 6 December 2013, 7:48 AM

There is a stunned silence across the small village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape. Residents have stayed in doors watching the news unfold that their beloved Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Tata has passed away. Many are enjoying the silence and remembering their great neighbour. Workers at the nearby Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre […]

Tutu mourns Mandela 6 December 2013, 7:31 AM

Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu extended his thanks to the Mandela family on Thursday for sharing former president Nelson Mandela with South Africa and the world. “To Tata Mandela’s beloved wife Graca Machel, his former wife Winnie Madikizela, the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren… we express our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of […]

Book of Condolences 6 December 2013, 1:00 AM

What does Nelson Mandela mean to you? Share your condolences and read tributes from people from all over the world. Friday 6 December 2013 01:00 Loading… Nelson Mandela: Condolence Messages from SABC News SELECTED TRIBUTES (View all tributes here) I wish politicians from around the world could take a leaf out of Mandela’s fight for […]

#MandelaLWTF, let’s talk Madiba 20 November 2013, 2:35 PM

As South Africa, along with the rest of the world, eagerly awaits the release of the film based on Nelson Mandela’s autobiography,MANDELA: Long Walk to Freedom, conversations around the film have already started. The conversations are causing a stir on social media circles as vast opinions and thoughts come to the fold.The Nelson Mandela Centre […]

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is important for SA: Zuma 19 November 2013, 11:41 AM

President Jacob Zuma officially opened the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton, Johannesburg, to the public. Zuma says the centre has made a major contribution towards integrating our liberation heritage into our nation’s cultural heritage. “The resources housed at this centre form an integral part of defining where we come from as a nation. […]

Dedicated exhibition chronicles Madiba’s life 19 November 2013, 11:25 AM

The aim of the permanent exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is to show Mandela’s personality rather than his political side. Prior to the launch on Monday evening, November 18, journalists got a glimpse inside the exhibition. Tuesday 19 November 2013 11:25 Senior archivist at the Nelson Mandela Foundation Razia Saleh says it […]