Nelson Mandela

Mandela's 'Speech from the Dock' - 50 years on

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has released a rare photograph of Nelson Mandela to mark the 50th anniversary of his famous Rivonia Trial speech, in which he declared that he was prepared to die for a free South Africa.

Nelson Mandela and his fellow Rivonia trialists being transported from the courthouse

Mandela Day 2014: it's in our hands now

The 2014 Nelson Mandela Day International Day campaign was officially launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Celebrated across the globe in honour of the late statesman's birthday on 18 July, the day gives everyone the opportunity to emulate Mandela's role as public servant.

Sod turned at Mandela children's hospital

It has been a long time in the making, with much fund-raising undertaken and more still to go, but the ground has finally been broken to build the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital. It was Madiba's last and fondest wish, will be a living testament to his legacy.

Map to help travellers 'walk in Mandela's footsteps'

Since Nelson Mandela was released from prison in February 1990, a number of world-class museums, monuments and precincts have been developed to bring his story to life. Now, a travel map featuring these and other attractions has been launched to help tourists "walk in Mandela's footsteps".

Mandela Day project delivers 37th container library

The Mandela Day Libraries Project, an innovative response to the shortage of libraries at South African schools, recently delivered its 36th and 37th libraries - made from custom-adapted 12-metre shipping containers - to Moime Primary and Refentse Primary in Limpopo province.

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