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Ndileka Mandela, paying it forward

Mandela Day – 18 July

What is Mandela day? Nelson Mandela International Day or Mandela Day, is an annual international day in honor of Nelson Mandela. It is celebrated on Mandela’s birthday which is 18 July. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009. The firs official UN Mandela Day was held on 18 July 2010. Other groups began celebrating Mandela Day as early as 18 July 2009. What can you do on Mandela Day? Here are some ideas as to what you can do for…

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Nelson Mandela National Museum

The┬áNelson Mandela National Museum is located in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was opened on the 11th of February 2000. The museum has an exhibition on Mandela’s book Long Walk To Freedom and gifts that were given to Mandela after his release from Robben Island and his inauguration as President of South Africa are kept at the museum. The museum comprises of the Bhunga building in Mthatha, the Qunu component and the open air museum at Mvezo. Before the Bhunga building opened its doors…

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Nelson Mandela Square

What is the Nelson Mandela Square: Nelson Mandela Square is a shopping centre in Sandton, Johannesburg. It was formelry known as the Sandton Square but it was renamed Nelson Mandela Square on 31 March 2004 after a 6-metre statue of Nelson Mandela was erected on the square to honour our former first black president. The statue is attached to the large Sandton City shopping centre and it cannot be moved. The Nelson Mandela Square is located in Sandton City. It was formally known as Sandton…

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Mandela Family Museum

The museum is Nelson Mandela’s first house. It is located at 8115 Ngakane Street, Orlando West, Soweto. The museum is comprised of four rooms containing a history of paintings and photographs of the Mandela Family. Also in the museum is a collection of honorary doctorates received by Mandela from universities around the world. On display is also a boxing belt from Sugar Ray Leonard, a multi coloured cloak presented to him and a row of his old boots. The history of the Nelson Mandela Family…

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Mandela Squatter Camp

The Mandela Squatter Camp is located seven kilometres from the Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. This is one of the many camps that have emerged in recent years. Many of the new squatter camps carry the names of struggle and South African National heroes. The Mandela Squatter Camp is home to approximately 6000 people. The homes in the squatter camp are made from corrugated iron or wood the same as is the case in almost all squatter camps in South Africa. There is no electricity and…

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Nelson Mandela Bay

Nelson Mandela Bay is located 763 km east of Cape Town along the Indian Ocean overlooking Algoa Bay. The Nelson Mandela Bay is comprised of Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch. It has got an estimated population of 1.5 million people making it the fifth largest city in terms of population and the second largest in terms of size. The Nelson Mandela Bay is also a tourist destination as there are attractions such as; Game Viewing at malaria free game reserves such as the Addo Elephant…

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