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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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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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President Zuma celebrates Nelson Mandela Day 2014

President Zuma celebrates Nelson Mandela Day 2014

Mthatha – The official opening of the Mvezo Komkhulu Museum, in the Eastern Cape, will not only help to keep the Mandela legacy alive, but also boost tourism in the village. Local chiefs, who witnessed the opening of the multi-million rand museum, by President Jacob Zuma, on Friday, also hailed the initiative, saying it will bring development to rural areas. The people of Mvezo have welcomed the opening of the museum, which was part of several legacy projects launched in Mvezo and Qunu, on Friday,…

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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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