South Africa’s education system is failing its youth and will have a devastating impact on economic productivity if it is not addressed. This was the message from South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe when he addressed Wits Business School alumni recently. And he insists that it is not just government that needs to tackle this.
18 July 2013: Let’s heed The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s call to Live his Legacy and to spread his knowledge, wisdom and love to our children and youth. Lets draw courage, strength, love and compassion from Madiba, a Good Man: A good man, tall in stature, wise to the world, one who lives his purpose, and serves with love. Bent to follow his calling and passion without any thought of gain or reward.
Local Jazz heavyweight Sibongile Khumalo is leading performers in a musical testament to the Freedom Charter on Mandela Day. Credo is a ground-breaking new multimedia oratorio to be performed at Unisa’s ZK Matthews Great Hall 18-21 July 2013, in celebration of the university’s 140th anniversary.
Since epic partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children Hospital Trust (NMCHT), the SABC has been motivated to maintain the vibe of the Trust and make the icon's dream come true. This is reflected by the establishment of a horse riding initiative by Endurance Riders of South Africa (ERASA) which will encourage First Citizen's to contribute by donating to the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital.
"I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands, Nelson Mandela".
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory launced its first accurate, fully referenced and authorised record of Nelson Mandela's most inspiring and historically important quotations on June 27, 2011. Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations comes just three weeks ahead of Nelson Mandela Day and his 93rd birthday on July 18.