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Now in its 25th year, perhaps the 1996 Constitution is this key. For more on the life & times of Nelson Mandela, visit Here you can also subscribe to our newsletter & join us as we critically commemorate the 25th anniversary of the constitution.
As if Baba Credo was talking of our times he openly calls for change wrote Naidoo: “I would prefer that we should be a nation of doers instead of people wasting so much vocal energy in the empty air around us.” Words that today weigh on the minds& bodies of so many South African.
Naidoo wrote that these echo Tata Mandela’s plea for forgiveness and reconciliation, based on human values of integrity and humility.
"...Much of the conflict in the world is caused by ignorance because all wars are caused by ignorance, fear and hatred, and hatred is the ugly daughter of the evil witch of ignorance.”
Finding Commonality. Learning to Forgive. The Spirits of both these great leaders connected us to the truth. Mutwa once said: “I feel people should communicate. People should tell each other the truth about themselves..."
Naidoo shared that it is a key to restoring harmony and peace. South Africa is the laboratory of the world. Where North meets South and East meets West. It is the key to our Future. It’s a key that Tata Madiba left us to decode. But there were a few keys. Finding Purpose.
Both Prophets in their own ways, Naidoo wrote. "I see the symbiosis between Mandela’s secular political journey and Mutwa’s magical mythology. Inextricably linked, it gives us a clearer picture of South Africa. Secular and political meet the realm of the magical and spiritual."
The late Sanusi Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa and Nelson Mandela were both figures of immeasurable consequence & impact. Here, Jay Naidoo reflects on how the spiritual and secular coincide between these seemingly disparate figures.…
“Frontline”, an exhibition by Spanish photographer Diego Ibarra has been installed at the Nelson Mandela Foundation and will be up from 1 October to 1 December 2021. For more information call: +27 (0)11 547 5600
"Many of today’s younger generation are independent and clear thinkers with their own set of values." #NelsonMandela
Join a conversation that explores global possibilities for Black life in 2040. ✨ On 26 October from 11am to 12:30pm ET, @AFRE_Global will host an event to launch Moya, their magazine that engages expansive ideas about Black life and Black futures. #AtlanticFellows
"It is up to the youth to decisively and finally break our society out of the constricting and divisive definitions of our past." #NelsonMandela
On this day, 20 October 1998 President Mandela delivered a speech on the results of Census '96 Visit:
Through is generous donation, the Foundation is able to support vulnerable children and families as the battle to put food on the table.
Altron employees donated R79 000 and boxes of canned food items towards the #Each1Feed1 campaign. Altron’s Group Chief Executive Mteto Nyati presented the items to our Chief Executive, Sello Hatang.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation would like to give a big thank you for the donations raised through the Foundation's national #Each1Feed1 hunger relief campaign.
Check out season 2 of @RaceBeyond_Pod from @AfreGlobal! We’ll explore Black life in unexpected places through the stories of inspiring people. First up, @adama_sanneh, shares his experiences of Black life in Milan, Italy. Listen:… #RaceBeyondBorders
"For it is not merely good logic but the reality of life that, in the end, society’s freedom from hunger, ignorance and disease is more often than not the dividing line between war and peace." #NelsonMandela
On this day, 19 Oct 1999 President Nelson Mandela took a tour through Jerusalem Visit:
"Join us for an inspiring conversation unpacking the meaning of the 12th Chair: The People’s Seat competition by ConHill on 21 October 2021 at 17h30. Our panellists will explore the intersection between the themes of art & justice on which the 12th Chair is situated. And we...
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A word of gratitude goes to Peace Corps for their generosity and support. Together we can help fight hunger. Show support:… #4Cans4MandelaDay #Each1Feed1
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated hunger in South Africa. According to Ipsos, over 23% of South African households experienced hunger in 2020 as a result of the lockdown. With many families battling food insecurity, the Foundation called on corporate South Africa for support.
"I developed some inner strength and soon forgot about my difficulties and my poverty and suffering, my loneliness and frustrations." #NelsonMandela
We can only #EndPoverty if we successfully fight corruption. Corruption perpetuates inequalities & robs the poor & vulnerable, women, youth, of access to education & opportunities. Now is the time to fight poverty with integrity, for a level playing field for all.
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On 29 July 2021 we hosted our 3rd We, the People Roundtable on Electoral Reform & whether we can build a better democracy. We were joined by Mr Lawson Naidoo, Mr Valli Moosa, Dr Sithembile Mbete & Justice Albie Sachs who shared the history, challenges, & advantages of our…
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On this day, 18 October 1999 Nelson Mandela Meets and has lunch with President Weizman of Israel, Tel Aviv Visit:
Please read the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Media Statement on the NPA and SAPS exchange programme with German counterparts on the Rule of Law and Service-Oriented Policing and Prosecution. 🇿🇦 🇩…nLHvP
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Today marks 32 years since the day of the release of some of the Rivonia Trialists from prison. The five political prisoners who were set free from years of incarceration included Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Andrew Mlangeni and Elias Motsoaledi #History
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Support the cause. Donate towards the fight against food insecurity:…
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, more than 3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet. Through #Each1Feed1, the Foundation seeks to support vulnerable families and communities as the battle the plight of food insecurity. #WorldFoodDay2021
“A vote without food, shelter and health care would be to create the appearance of equality while actual inequality is entrenched. We do not want freedom without bread, nor do we want bread without freedom.” #NelsonMandela #WorldFoodDay2021
On this day, 16 Oct 1999 President Nelson Mandela has a meeting with Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, Tehran, Iran Visit:
“We must judge a country by how it creates a safe environment for all its citizens, particularly its most vulnerable people,” said @sellohatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which organised the exchange programme in partnership with the German @HannsSeidelSA.
Missed the 19th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture given by former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Madame Fatou Bensouda? You can stream it, or any other dialogue you'd like to watch again, on demand at the link below. #NMAL2021…
Media Statement: Following #NMAL2021 on the rule of law, the NDPP Adv Batohi of the NPA & Dep National Commissioner, Lt Gen Ntshinga of SAPS led delegations to Germany for an exchange programme with their counterparts on the rule of law, service-oriented policing & prosecution.
Our gratitude goes to everyone that donated #4Cans4MandelaDay. Your efforts enabled the Foundation to support an ECD center in Zandspruit with food supplies. The parents received blankets and sanitary towels as part of the donations. #MakeEveryDayAMandelaDay
"Freedom is meaningless if people cannot put food in their stomachs, if they can have no shelter, if illiteracy and disease continue to dog them." #NelsonMandela
On this day, 13 October 1993 Nelson Mandela spoke at the inauguration of Graduate School of Public and Development Management, Wits University Visit:…
Valuable exchange between NDPP Shamila Batohi and German Federal Public Prosecutor General Dr Peter Frank on complex investigations and best practices. Joint agreement that trust between law enforcement and citizens is a crucial precondition for fighting crime effectively. 🇿🇦 �GSZc
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In partnership with @The_DSD, registration Jamborees were held in the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal for Early Childhood Development services as part of Phase 2 of the #Vangasali campaign. Here, we hope to support centres in their journey towards registration. #EveryChildCounts
"The very right to be human is denied every day to hundreds of millions of people as a result of poverty, the unavailability of basic necessities such as food, jobs, water and shelter, education, health care and a healthy environment." #NelsonMandela
Following the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture we’re honoured to welcome NDPP Shamila Batohi & Deputy National Commissioner Liziwe Ntshinga & their teams to Germany for an intensive exchange program with their counterparts on the rule of law & service-oriented prosecution & policing
Retweeted by NelsonMandela… We are proud to commemorate Pride month by publishing the 31 Years of PRIDE Catalogue in the form of letters to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the 1st ever Pride mobilization & parade in SA. Here is a message from Amstel “Diva” Maboa. #31VoicesForP
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On this day, 11 October 1996 President Nelson Mandela attended the Inauguration of Dr. Mamphela Ramphele as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town Visit:…
“The pandemic & the recent unrest in the area have added new complications to the caring of the elderly. They are generally weaker and frail. As caregivers, we are forced to reinvent our nutrition program and improvise with the little that is available to us.” ~ Center Manager
“Covid-19 has made life even more lonely for the elderly. Because of social distancing, we are unable to visit the elderly as often as we would love to but this does not mean we should forget about them.” ~ Mr. Godlo #Each1Feed1
While visiting an old age home in Woodlands (PMB), the Foundation’s Director of #MandelaDay, Mr. Godlo, reflected on the importance of remembering the seemingly forgotten communities of society. #Each1Feed1
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