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.
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Kimberley News team looks ‘Yonder’ 8 July 2011, 11:26 AM

SABC News in Kimberley in the Northern Cape are going to be assisting Yonder Mental Health – a residential facility for adults with intellectual disabilities. This facility normally accommodates 290 adults with a concentration span of about an hour. They do physical activities such as soccer, cricket and netball. Some have even taken part in […]

SABC lends a helping hand to mentally disabled school in Mahikeng 7 July 2011, 5:04 PM

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SABC News Eastern Cape helps the disabled 7 July 2011, 3:51 PM

The Association for Persons with Physical disabilities (APD) Centre in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, caters for 30 kids with disabilities. These kids are referred to the Centre via Social Workers, hospitals, and clinics. They are very young, ranging from from 1-7 years of age.Management and staff work on a volunteer basis and depend solely on donations […]

Build up to Madiba’s birthday – latest reports 7 July 2011, 3:23 PM

Radio packages in the run up to Mandela’s birthday on July 18, 2011. Thursday 7 July 2011 15:23 July 18, 2011 – Inspire the Change July 7, 2011Arts and Culture Minister, Paul Mashatile, urged the people of the world to celebrate the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela by getting involved in community work. Mashatile […]

Mandela Day – Inspire change 6 July 2011, 3:26 PM

On July 18, Mandela turns 93, join us at the SABC in making Mandela Day special and meaningful. Mandela Day is a day to honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela and his values through volunteering and community service. Mandela Day is a global ‘call to action’ that celebrates the idea that each individual has the […]

Mandela Day flying high 5 July 2011, 12:54 PM

South African Airways chairman Cheryl Carolous said the carrier will brand 58 of its fleet with the logo both inside and outside of aircrafts “to take the message across the entire globe to contribute to the legacy of our father”, Mandela. Outside the planes have a poster with a picture of Mandela’s famous pose with […]

Bikers for Mandela Day expand footprint with over 2 200kms 29 June 2011, 1:10 PM

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has revealed the route to be followed by the Bikers for Mandela Day contingent this year. The group of riders includes staff from the foundation, 25 riders and 15 support staff who will depart from Montecasino, Johannesburg, on July 11. The focus of the route in 2011 is significantly […]

Nelson Mandela by Himself 29 June 2011, 11:52 AM

Former president Nelson Mandela’s seminal thoughts and pearls of wisdom have been captured in an authorised book of quotations called Nelson Mandela by Himself. The book was launched on June 27 at the foundation in Houghtonh, Johannesburg. It’s Mandela’s third book since his best-selling autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom and his memoir, Conversations with Myself. […]

The Authorised Book of Quotations by Mandela himself 27 June 2011, 1:40 PM

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Michelle Obama gets rare visit with Mandela 23 June 2011, 12:07 PM

US first lady Michelle Obama had a impromptu visit in Houghton, Hohannesburg with the former president Nelson Mandela. Obama, her two daughters and her mother spent a few minutes with Madiba after they were welcomed by Graca Machel. Speaking to the SABC, Mandela’s, granddaughther, Ndileka, said there was great excitement when Obama met Madiba. Thursday […]

Mandela Day launch 21 June 2011, 1:37 PM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation will be changing its identity to a centre of memory. A preliminary announcement was made during the Foundation’s launch of Nelson Mandela International Day for 2011. In 2009 the UN made its universal Madiba declaration. His birth date July 18 is observed with charitable acts in communities across the globe.South Africans […]

Nelson Mandela Challenge 21 June 2011, 1:35 PM

The first edition of the event was held in 1994; the year South Africa held the country’s first non-racial elections and Mandela was elected as the country’s first democratically chosen leader. The competition was held in celebration of the historic achievement and it was called the Nelson Mandela Inauguration Challenge Cup; South Africa played against […]

Mandela Day launch 21 June 2011, 1:31 PM

The launch of Nelson Mandela Day was held at the foundation’s offices in Houghton, Johannesburg on June 20, 2011. Speaking at the press briefing about Nelson Mandela Day, Nelson Mandela Foundation trustee, Tokyo Sexwale, says the former president is the greatest reconciler of our time. Sanef Deputy chairperson of the media freedom committee, Raymond Louw, […]

Mandela Monday 21 June 2011, 1:29 PM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has created an initiative called Mandela Monday.They want everyone in South Africa to give 15 minutes or less of their time every Monday to do something good. The initiative, which began on June 1, is part of the preparations for Nelson Mandela Day which falls on Monday July 18. Tuesday 21 […]

The 46664 campaign 21 June 2011, 1:26 PM

Background on 46664 The 46664 is Nelson Mandela’s campaign to help raise Global awareness of HIV/AIDS. 46664 aims to highlight the emergency of AIDS/HIV through unique live events and music related initiatives. 46664 is an African response to the global HIV AIDS epidemic that invites the whole world to take the fight in hand. The […]

Mandela Trilogy – A Musical Tribute 21 June 2011, 1:03 PM

From prisoner to President and from Nobel Laureate to revered statesman, Nelson Mandela is hailed across the globe as a treasured icon. The life of this great man who changed the course of South African history is a fascinating and inspiring tale, now told as an on stage cultural showpiece. Mandela Trilogy celebrates the vibrant […]

Joburg City Parks to honor Madiba by planting trees 21 June 2011, 12:50 PM

Activities have been planned at various Joburg parks to mark Nelson Mandela Day, when everyone is encouraged to give 67 minutes of their time to others Tree planting and park restorations are among the activities planned by Joburg City Parks to mark the 93rd birthday of Nelson Mandela on July 18, 2011. The utility will […]

Transcript of Govan Mbeki intv on Mandela 21 June 2011, 12:47 PM

Do you recall the first time you met Nelson Mandela? It was either early to late ’40s. Was that at Fort Hare? No, it was at Umtata. Why Umtata? It seems very early to have encountered him. He remembers better than I do and he relates it better. I don’t know why I was at […]

Transcript of F.W. de Klerk interview on Mandela 21 June 2011, 12:34 PM

Can you remember when you first came across the name Mandela? Well, obviously it was when he came into the news, when he was arrested, when the whole plot to arrange an uprising was uncovered, with the trials that followed. That was the first time that the name Mandela came to my knowledge. I was […]

Oliver Tambo expresses his thoughts on Mandela 21 June 2011, 12:25 PM

“As a man, Nelson is passionate, emotional, sensitive, quickly stung to bitterness and retaliation by insult and patronage. He has a natural air of authority. He cannot help magnetising a crowd: he is commanding with a tall, handsome bearing; trusts and is trusted by the youth, for their impatience reflects his own; appealing to the […]

Nadine Gordimer’s tribute to Madiba 21 June 2011, 12:19 PM

Let us now praise famous men… apocrypha, ecclesiasticus 44.1 In the canon of human conscience Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is surely the most famously revered in the contemporary world. In the 20th Century he was one of the few who, in contrast with those who made it infamous for fascism, racism, dictatorship and war, marked the […]

Local banker offers $2.5m for recreation of Da Vinci’s famous work 21 June 2011, 12:05 PM

Banker Mxolisi Mbetse has formally offered $2.5-million for a painting, Last Supper, depicting former president Nelson Mandela as Jesus Christ. Artist Dean Simon, appointed in 1988 as an official war artist, was commissioned to produce the piece by a Johannesburg businessman who wants to remain anonymous. It is a contemporary version of, arguably, one of […]

Songs about Mandela and his love for music 21 June 2011, 11:55 AM

Artists reach areas far beyond the reach of politicians. Art, especially entertainment and music, is understood by everybody, and it lifts the spirits and the morale of those who hear it. (Nelson Mandela). What truth these words of former president of the country Dr Nelson Mandela have. Music artists who were in the fight for […]

Mandela statue in London 21 June 2011, 11:32 AM

The statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled in Parliament Square following a seven year campaign led by Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London. The idea of placing a statue to honour Nelson Mandela in a prominent place in London was initiated by Donald Woods, the journalist and anti-apartheid activist in South Africa, who died in […]

Mandela Day 2011 officially launched 21 June 2011, 11:20 AM

Monday 20 June saw the third official launch of Mandela International Day, which takes place annually on July 18, Mr Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The launch, which was held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, saw Foundation Trustee Tokyo Sexwale give a keynote address, and words from Foundation Chairman Professor Jakes Gerwel, amongst others. Proceedings […]

Past birthday messages to Madiba 20 June 2011, 3:29 PM

Selected audio clips. Monday 20 June 2011 15:29 Past birthday messages to Madiba Naledi Pandor speaks about Mandela Zelda la Grange talks about madiba on his 90th birthday and how he should take it easy

Honours, awards and other forms of recognition 15 June 2011, 2:43 PM

Year Award 1964 Elected Honorary President of the Students’ Union, University College, London 1965 Elected Honorary President of the Students’ Union, University of Leeds, Britain 1973 A nuclear particle discovered at the University of Leeds named the Mandela particle 1975 Honorary life membership of the Students’ Union, The University of London 1979, 29 Sept Awarded […]

Places named after Mandela 15 June 2011, 1:07 PM

Street names: International City of Cardiff, Wales, named a street after Nelson Mandela Camden Borough Council, London, names the street where the Anti-Apartheid Movement has its headquarters as ‘Mandela Street’. Street in Glasgow, Scotland, where South African Consulate is sited, renamed after Mandela New York City renamed square in front of South African mission to […]

Nelson Mandela speaks: Forging a non-racial democratic South Africa 15 June 2011, 12:53 PM

By providing the primary material of these 31 speeches and by adding a biographical sketch, a chronology of events 1990-93, and a glossary of South African political figures and organizations, editor Clark has made available Mandela’s recent public record for both contemporary analysts and for future students who want to understand how South Africa managed […]

Thank-you 15 June 2011, 12:19 PM

Selected clips. Wednesday 15 June 2011 12:19 Make poverty history – Madiba appeals to us all. A Message from Nelson Mandela to the British people on the unveiling of a statue in his honour in 2007. Nelson Mandela thanks all those who make a positive contribution to Mandela Day by committing to an act of […]