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Personal Life of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a private person who often concealed his emotions and confided in very few people. He lived an austere life, refusing to drink alcohol or smoke. As president, he even made his own bed. Nelson Mandela was also renowned for his somewhat mischievous sense of humor. He was well-known for being both stubborn and loyal, and at times he exhibited a quick temper. He was typically very friendly, welcoming and he always appeared relaxed in conversations with everyone, including his rivals. Nelson Mandela…

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Nelson Mandela Forum

Nelson Mandela Forum

The Nelson Mandela Forum is an indoor sports arena that is located in Florence, Italy. It was inaugurated in 1985. History of the Nelson Mandela Forum The arena hosted the 1990 basketball FIBA European Cup Winner’s Cup Final, in which local Italian club Knorr Bologna won the title, in front of a crowd of 6,000 spectators. History of the Nelson Mandela Forum In 2010, the arena was one of the venues of the men’s FIVB World Championship. The main financial sponsors are Fondazione Monte dei…

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Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund

What is the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund? The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund is a charitable organisation that was founded by Nelson Mandela. The fund’s mission is to help individuals from birth to the age of 22, especially orphans of the AIDS crisis. History of the fund. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund was established in 1995. Between 1996 and 1998, the NMCF successfully used R36 million to fund over 780 projects. This gives an average of R40 000 per project. The fund initially operated as a…

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Ndileka Mandela, paying it forward

Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk

Pretoria – Gauteng says plans to celebrate the life and memory of the late former President Nelson Mandela next week are at an advanced stage. South Africans will on 5 December mark the first anniversary since the passing of the struggle icon. The 6-km Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk will take place on 13 December through the streets of Pretoria. According to the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Mandela’s family and veterans including Andrew Mlangeni, Dennis Goldberg, Ruth Mompati, Sophia de Bruyn, Ahmed…

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President Nelson Mandela

President Nelson Mandela

In the year 1994, Nelson Mandela was elected as the first black president in the Republic of South Africa (RSA.) He was the first non-white head of state in South African history.  President Nelson Mandela was also the first to take office following the dismantling of apartheid and the introduction of multiracial democracy. He was the oldest head of state in South Africa’s history, taking office at the age of 75. Election. South Africa’s first multi-racial elections in which full enfranchisement was granted were held…

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Deputy Minister to participate in Mandela Sports Day

Pretoria – Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela will walk 9.4km as part of the 2014 Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day taking place at the Union Buildings in Pretoria later today. According to the Presidency, the Deputy Minister has partnered with Dignity Dreams, a non-governmental organisation which makes a huge difference in the day-to-day lives of South Africa’s schoolgirls by providing reusable sanitary towels that can be used for four years. Many schoolgirls stay away from school during their menstrual cycle as they…

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Makaziwe Mandela

Makaziwe Mandela

Makaziwe Mandela was in born 1954. She is the daughter of the late former president, Nelson Mandela (RIP) and his first wife Evelyn Mase. She was named after her older sister , who was born in 1947. Her sister died aged just nine months. Makaziwe Mandela is the only of four children born to Nelson and Evelyn Mandela, who is still alive. She is currently married to Dr. Isaac Amuah. Dr. Amuah is of Ghanaian origin. Her full names are Pumla Makaziwe “Maki” Mandela-Amuah. She…

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All systems go for Mandela Day Marathon

All systems go for Mandela Day Marathon

Pretoria – The annual Mandela Day Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, has surpassed all expectations by registering over 10 000 athletes. The marathon, the first after Madiba’s passing, will also be an occasion to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of President Mandela’s capture. The marathon will take place in Durban and will be broadcast live on SABC 2. The race, which first took place three years ago with just about 1 000 local competitors, now has a total of 10 063 participants. This year’s…

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Chilean President announces new Mandela scholarships

Cape Town – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Jeria says she has put a proposal to her government to avail 50 scholarships to students in South Africa and other African countries to pursue their master’s degrees at a top university in Chile. Briefing journalists after delivering the Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture in Cape Town on Saturday, President Bachelet said the awarding of the scholarships would be done in honour of the late President. The President said Tata, who affectionately became known by his clan name Madiba,…

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Mandela Day Marathon deadline extended

Mandela Day Marathon deadline extended

Mandela Day Marathon deadline extended DURBAN – KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, on Wednesday called on athletes who want to participate in the Mandela Day Marathon to register by August 11. The deadline for the Mandela Day Marathon had been extended due to the large number of athletes who have shown an interest in participating in the marathon. “We have received entries from some of the world’s finest long-distance athletes. We also expect this marathon to yield great benefits for…

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