VIDEO: 18th Annual Mandela Lecture

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The 18th  Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture will be delivered by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres at 3pm.
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Mandela Day launched 21 June 2013, 10:57 AM

The countdown to Nelson Mandela International Day 2013 has begun. Marked across the world on 18 July each year,Mandela Dayaims to encourage everyone to help others. Friday 21 June 2013 10:57

Madiba and Me 14 June 2013, 5:35 PM

SABC viewers share their magic moments with Madiba captured on camera.Send your pictures of no bigger than 3MB to mandelapictures@gmail.com.Take a look at our Radio and TV content on this Mandela site!Follow SABC News on Twitter. Friday 14 June 2013 17:35

Madiba’s 70th birthday tribute still holds biggest broadcast record 11 June 2013, 1:34 PM

On this day, 25 years ago, the Nelson Mandela 70th tribute birthday concert was broadcast globally from the Wembley Stadium in London on June 11, 1988. The tribute is also believed to have helped add more pressure on the SA government at the time to release Mandela from prison.Listen to Tony Holingsworth’s interview withSABC’s SAfm […]

SABC, Mandela Children’s Hospital sign fundraising deal 11 June 2013, 11:29 AM

The SABC and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital signed a landmark fundraising agreement on Thursday, May 30.The SABC will make airtime available at no cost for promos, relevant editorial, and pre and post-media publicity for all hospital events and initiatives.The SABC will be utilising its numerous broadcast platforms to create awareness for the fundraising efforts […]

Mandela in hospital again, well wishes continue 10 June 2013, 11:07 AM

This is the third time this year Mandela, 94, has been admitted to hospital. The former president has been in the Pretoria hospital for three days, where he is being treated for a recurring lung infection. Monday 10 June 2013 11:07

A glimpse of the biggest portrait of Madiba 27 May 2013, 11:05 AM

Paul Blom-kamp says his wish is for a buyer to ultimately donate the artwork to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.SABCNews got a glimpse of the four by two metre square painting after 14 months of hard work. Monday 27 May 2013 11:05

Exclusive footage showing Mandela resting at home 30 April 2013, 11:04 AM

Shortly after the footage aired on Monday, April 29, social media platforms Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with comments where people had different views on the broadcast of the footage. Some people were happy to see Mandela, others criticized the ANC for using this political legend to gain favour with the public. Tuesday 30 April […]

Thank-you for making every day a Mandela Day 23 April 2013, 1:11 PM

The Center of Memory shared this previously recorded message of thanks in 2011 byNelson Mandela, thanking all those whocontribute to Making Every Day A Mandela Day. Mandela said:”We are humbled for the call for an annual Mandela Day in our honour.” Tuesday 23 April 2013 13:11

Sculptor completes Mandela project 23 April 2013, 12:44 PM

World renowned Eastern Cape artist Maureen Quin spent the last few months completing a life size bust of former President Nelson Mandela. The project was commissioned by Australian University of New South Wales in Sydney and will be unveiled on Mandela Day July 18. Tuesday 23 April 2013 12:44 Quin said the statue would be […]

The Power of Words 22 April 2013, 12:31 PM

Each night, Times Square becomes a digital art gallery through dazzling visuals on select billboards and newsstands. Every show begins at 11:57pm with a “countdown” that signals the start of the 3 minute nightly presentation.A spectacular visual and inspirational message will greet New Yorkers and visitors to the Crossroads of the World this April as […]

Mandela Day library for oldest township in SA 22 April 2013, 10:57 AM

On February 22, 2013, learners, parents and teachers gathered at Montshiwa Primary School to celebrate the official opening of the 24th container library. Galeshewe is a township located in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Named after Kgosi Galeshewe, a late chief of the Tlhaping tribe, the township is one of South Africa’s oldest informal settlement […]

Youthful celebrations 23 July 2012, 5:28 PM

NYDA celebrates Mandela Day Monday 23 July 2012 17:28 More schools to honor Mandela on his birthday

Radio packages 23 July 2012, 5:22 PM

Radio packages on the UN and Habitat for Humanity honoring Nelson Mandela on his birthday. Monday 23 July 2012 17:22 UN wishes Madiba a happy birthday Habitat for Humanity hands out houses

Manchester United honors Madiba 23 July 2012, 1:34 PM

Sir Alex Ferguson has dedicated Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Amazulu to Nelson Mandela who celebrated his 94th birthday on July 18. He also praised Amazulu for their splendid performanceThe match played on the same day as Madiba’s birthday could have easily gone Amazulu’s way in the second half.Ferguson’s men showed tiredness and gaps appeared […]

Bikers pledge support for Mandela Day initiative 23 July 2012, 1:21 PM

Sixty-seven bikers have revved their engines in support of Mandela Day.The biking enthusiasts assembled at Irene Village Mall in Pretoria today to form part of the 67 bikers that will tour the country.Bikers for Mandela, which started three years ago, will be renovating the Belfast Children’s Home in Mpumalanga. Bikers for Mandela’s Alta Brownin Belfast […]

Thank-you! 23 July 2012, 12:28 PM

Madiba thanks 67 minutes initiative participants. Monday 23 July 2012 12:28 Youth expresses their thoughts on Nelson Mandela day

Video reports 23 July 2012, 12:06 PM

Click here for video reports from children wishing Madiba a happy birthday, SABC helping others and university students singing for Madiba. Helen Joseph CEO speaks about what they are doing for Mandela Day. Monday 23 July 2012 12:06 Students sing for Madiba. School of blind wish Madiba a happy birthday. SABC helps those less fortunate […]

SABC Digital News team joins Habitat for Humanity for Mandela Day 18 July 2012, 7:06 PM

Busisiwe Radebe and Tanja Bencun go to Orange Farm to help build houses with Habitat for Humanity. Community members and volunteers also joined in. It was a productive and unified day with lots of building sand, scaffolding and bricks everywhere. Wednesday 18 July 2012 19:06

Blind kids sing for Madiba 18 July 2012, 11:28 AM

Children around the country sang a special birthday song for our great leader. A blind school in Johannesburg also was given a chance. Wednesday 18 July 2012 11:28 People around the world are giving 67 minutes of their time to do something for the needy.

Sing for Madiba 17 July 2012, 3:37 PM

On 29 May 2012, thousands of South Africans gathered at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton to record a birthday tribute song ahead of Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday on 18 July. Wherever you are in the world, join us on 18 July 2012 at 8am to sing happy birthday to our international icon, Nelson Mandela. And […]

SABC reaches out 17 July 2012, 1:10 PM

SABC News has been volunteering for the elderly in Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein last week ahead of the third Nelson Mandela International Day.The national public broadcaster’s news team, colleagues, family members and friends are offering their time and services to four old-age homes, associations and centres; Highway Hospice, Lapa-La-Botlhe, Itlhokomeleng and Frederic Place. Tuesday 17 […]

Happy Birthday Madiba from South Korea 17 July 2012, 11:11 AM

July 18th 2012 is Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday. The South Africans living in Korea wanted to send him a special message. Video below courtesy of “South Africans in South Korea” Tuesday 17 July 2012 11:11

We can change the world 13 July 2012, 4:36 PM

A group of young people from across the globe have touched down on South African soil to take part in a dialogue around the life of former President Nelson Mandela. Listen to what some of them have to say about Nelson Mandela and their excitemnet over being part of this wonderful dialogue. Friday 13 July […]

2012 SABC initiatives for Mandela Day 10 July 2012, 2:15 PM

SABC NEWS VOLUNTEERS FOR THE ELDERLY IN THE RUN-UP TO AND AFTER NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY, WEDNESDAY 18 JULY 2012, IN HONOUR OF HIS LONG LIFE: FRIDAY, 13 JULY 2012 PRETORIA: Pretoria Care for the Aged: Shop 2&3, Finpark Building, 222 Schoeman Street Contact: Director Carien van Huyssteen / Secretary Cecile Hasses W: 012-320-3577 / […]

Birthday messages – 2012 4 July 2012, 10:08 AM

Birthday messages are pouring in from all quarters for former president Nelson Mandela. Digital news is providing a platform to send your congratulations to Nelson Mandela on his birthday. Add your comments to that of other well-wishers by using the comments tool below …Please note:By adding a comment, picture or video you confirm that you […]

Nelson Mandela Digital Archive launched 27 March 2012, 5:27 PM

The memory of former President Nelson Mandela is to be digitalized and put on the internet for the internet community to be able to engage and get a gasp of the former statesman’s life. Today Google and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (NMCM) announcedthat the new Nelson Mandela Digital Archive is now live on […]

Liliesleaf Museum 14 March 2012, 11:05 AM

Liliesleaf farm gives visitors a first-hand account of the events and circumstances leading up to the infamous raid of the Rivonia farm on July 11, 1963. Tanja Bencun chats to Gavin Olivier, head of exhibition development at Liliesleaf, about the interactive museum. Wednesday 14 March 2012 11:05 Liliesleaf was the secret hide-out of the ANC […]

Report on Mandela returning home after hospital stay 27 February 2012, 11:43 AM

Former President Nelson Mandela returned to his home in Houghton, Johannesburg on February 26. Madiba was discharged from hospital after a keyhole abdominal examination showed there was nothing seriously wrong with the 93-year-old. Monday 27 February 2012 11:43

Madiba’s personal chef shares her recipes 3 February 2012, 1:04 PM

Senior SABC radio reporter Angie Kapelianis chats to Nelson Mandela’s personal chef of 19 years, Xoliswa Ndoyiya, who launched her cookery book on February 2, 2012 at the Mandela Foundation. Ukutya Kwasekhaya: Tastes from Nelson Mandela’s Kitchen contains a collection of more than 60 recipes loved by Madiba and his family. Friday 3 February 2012 […]

Map of places related to Nelson Mandela 26 January 2012, 2:00 PM

SABC news has compiled a map of places that have a relation to the life of Nelson Mandela. The map will be updated on a continuous basis. Thursday 26 January 2012 14:00