The great South African President who passed away in 2013 would have been 100 today, 18th of July, today.
A great activist of our time, he campaigned tirelessly for equality in South Africa, becoming the first democratically elected president and the world beyond it winning over 200 awards including the Nobel Peace Prize.
Img src: Mandela exhibition website in Southbank, London.
To celebrate this milestone, numerous activities are planned for the event:
- A new currency collection commemorating the great Madiba’s (as he is known locally) centenary to tell stories of historical milestones
South Africans are encouraged to join in discovering the journey.
[WATCH] Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene delivers an inspiring address at the official launch of commemorative Banknotes and a R5 circulation coin in honour of Madiba’s 100th birthday #TheMadibaInMe pic.twitter.com/qayuJkfMSk
— SA Reserve Bank (@SAReserveBank) July 13, 2018
- Nelson Mandela Foundation 16th annual lecture will be delivered by POTUS Barack Obama, live stream on the 17th of July.
- Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018 exploring the life of the leader. The exhibition is open from 17th July to 19th August 2018 in London, the Center of some of the most inspirational speeches of Mandela. Exhibition is free to attend.
- Global Citizen Festival heads to South Africa in December with a host of music super stars to be hosted by Bonang M. and key note from Oprah.
Everyone gets a chance to free tickets for this event, visit Global Citizen to find out more.
Img: Global Citizen
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