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July 18, 2018

Mandela Day – How did it all start?

Mandela Day is an annual call to action for citizens, South African and globally, to donate 67 minutes of their time to a charity, good cause or improving your community/society in a meaningful way. Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) the annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, is celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celebrating Mandela Day on 18 July 2009. On 27 April 2009, the 46664 concerts and the Nelson Mandela Foundation invited the global community to join them in support of an [...]

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July 16, 2018

PERMISSION GRANTED FOR CEO SLEEPOUT IN MANDELAS CELL

The bid would allow a wealthy funder to spend a night in Madiba’s prison cell on Robben Island at a minimum cost of $250‚000 (about R3.4-million).

The Robben Island Museum this week joined in criticism of the auction‚ saying they were shocked to hear of it. The Nelson Mandela Foundation also distanced itself from it.

In a statement‚ the CEO SleepOut said it had not intended any offence.

The trustees extended their “sincere apologies if they have offended anyone in their quest to raise funds for worthy causes‚ as this is certainly not its intent”.

The initiative was not unauthorised‚ the trustees stated.

“The CEO SleepOut [...]

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July 4, 2018

SPECIAL WEF FORUM FOCUSES ON FIXING SA

The World Economic Forum (WEF), the international organisation that brings together the globe’s most influential business and political leaders at Davos each year, held an extraordinary forum in Johannesburg last week to discuss reconstruction in the post-Zuma era.

Chaired by Klaus Schwab, “the father of multi-lateral stakeholder engagement”, it brought together 60 global and South African business leaders, 23 cabinet ministers, top government officials and academics to discuss action in 10 areas of the economy ranging from innovation to regional integration and growth and job creation.

The election of Cyril Ramaphosa in February has clear parallels for [...]

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October 20, 2017

Sequel to Mandela’s ‘Long Walk’ autobiography launched

The sequel to Nelson Mandela’s celebrated autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” will be published Thursday after his unfinished, hand-written draft was completed by a South African novelist. Titled “Dare Not Linger“, the book tells of Mandela’s five years as president after the end of apartheid and the first multi-race elections in South Africa in 1994.

“Long Walk to Freedom“, released shortly after the election, was a global phenomenon, selling more than 14 million copies, and was turned into a film starring Idris Elba.

Mandela wrote 10 chapters of his follow-up memoir on loose paper and in files between 1998 and 2002, when he stopped working on it due to his age and [...]

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