South Africa's former first lady, Graça Machel celebrated her 70th birthday a little early by working on a cause – to help end world hunger. She took part in a meal packing drive in her home country of Mozambique and worked with the Stop Hunger Now organisation.
The United Nations has launched revised guidelines on the treatment of prisoners worldwide, to ensure they are treated humanely and with dignity. Named after Madiba, the Nelson Mandela Rules outline the rights of prisoners and act as a blueprint for the protection of prisoner rights.
elson Mandela has been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame for using the sport as a way to build a divided nation. The ceremony took place on Saturday, ahead of the Springboks' taking on – and beating – Scotland in a Pool B group match in the Rugby World Cup.
Renowned French economist Thomas Piketty will deliver the 13th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 3 October 2015 at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto Campus. His book Capital in the Twenty-First Century
has been a worldwide sensation.
A destitute family has a roof over their heads – after having to rebuild their shack twice when it
was destroyed by fire – thanks to the kindness of Masikhule Projects. The developer built the
five-room house for the Mokgothu family to mark Mandela Day.
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