Press Releases

Mandela Day on air: #HandsAcrossSA

  • Uploaded on 19 July 2013

Hands Across South Africa (#HandsAcrossSA) is the name of 5FM’s Mandela Day programme. Launched with enthusiasm on air yesterday, 18 July 2013, radio DJ Gareth Cliff asked South Africans to join hands for 67 seconds at 8.45am as a positive gesture of togetherness and solidarity in a simple, human ritual. 

Vodacom, in partnership with Tiger Brands Foundation, brings food security in numbers

  • Uploaded on 19 July 2013

During the month of July, more than 7 000 Vodacom employees contributed 67 minutes of their time in celebration of Mandela month across South Africa.

Madiba honoured ahead of Mandela Day

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Madiba was honoured ahead of his 95th birthday at Bertrams Junior School in Johannesburg today, 14 July 2013.

Lead SA, together with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Saheti School, put on a special programme at the small inner-city school to celebrate Madiba’s legacy and life.

TeamHope to carry Madiba’s message to Kilimanjaro

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TeamHope, a passionate team of 10 South Africans including a single amputee, a schoolboy, three doctors, an APD manager and businessmen and women, will commence its climb of Kilimanjaro on Madiba’s birthday on 18 July 2013. 

Invitation to cover the announcement of a unique music initiative in honour of Mandela Day

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The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, together with R&B legend Joe Thomas and Yamaha South Africa, invite you to cover the announcement of a unique music initiative in honour of Mandela Day.

Join a global movement for good by pledging your support for Nelson Mandela International Day

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18 July 2013 marks the 95th birthday of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, and the fourth Nelson Mandela International Day.

The vision behind this key event is simple: that each individual has the ability and responsibility to impact change.  

Mandela Day 2013: Take action, inspire change and make every day a Mandela Day

Mandela Day 2013: Take action, inspire change and make every day a Mandela Day

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18 July 2013 marks the 95th birthday of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and the fourth Nelson Mandela International Day.

Korean business community helps nurture Nelson Mandela’s legacy

  • Uploaded on 29 November 2012

“Young people read comics. The hope is that the elementary reading of comics will lead them to the joy of reading books. That joy has been mine all my life, and it’s one I wish for all South Africans.” – Nelson Mandela

MTN Y’ello Rose benefiting Free State community

  • Uploaded on 5 September 2012

SAfm presenter and one of the inaugural MTN Y’ello Rose beneficiaries Tsepiso Makwetla partnered with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and pre-eminent local film producer Anant Singh to launch a film project at the Aha Setjhaba Primary School in the Free State yesterday, 4 September.

July 2012 set to be the best Mandela Day month yet

July 2012 set to be the best Mandela Day month yet

  • Uploaded on 30 June 2012

As we enter the month of July, Nelson Mandela’s birth month and the month that brings us Mandela Day, each one of us will begin to reflect on how we are going to do our little bit in service of others.

Pick n Pay supports Nelson Mandela International Day with book drive

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Pick n Pay and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory have joined arms to help South Africans answer Nelson Mandela’s call to ‘Take Action and Inspire Change’.

From July 1 to 17, Pick n Pay Hypermarkets and stores will have collection points for the public to drop off books for the Mandela Day book drive. The books will be handed over to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on 18 July, Mandela Day.

Launch of Nelson Mandela International Day 2012

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South African musicians, television and radio personalities, representatives from government, dignitaries, leaders in big business and members of the media gathered today at Uncle Tom’s Centre at the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando, Soweto, to commemorate the official launch of Nelson Mandela International Day 2012.