Happy Womens Day – “you strike a woman, you strike a rock”

Happy Womens Day – “you strike a woman, you strike a rock” On 9 August 1956, more than 20,000 South African women of all races creeds and cultures staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest against the proposed amendments to the much hated Pass Laws  the Amendments would have imposed even […]

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What do you get when you put a prominent Afrikaner , a couple of Jews and a Greek Refugee together in a courtroom ?

Question What do you get when you put a prominent Afrikaner , a couple of Jews and a Greek Refugee together in a courtroom   Answer Nelson Mandela saved from the Gallows Last week saw the preview of “Life is Wonderful  – Mandela’s Unsung Heroes” – a documentary movie by former high court judge Sir […]

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About Joe Slovo Foundation

About the Joe Slovo Foundation The Joe Slovo Foundation is a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO# 930055404) and Non-Profit Company (NPO# 170-380) registered in South Africa with a UK satellite office. Inspired by Joe Slovo’s legacy, the Foundation’s mission serves to empower impoverished Africans . Utilising a ‘Sustainable Livelihoods Approach’  the organisation’s focus is on the […]

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Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes

Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes Discover the story behind the infamous Rivonia Trial, where Mandela and his co-defendants fought for the freedom of South Africa, in this new film. The 1963/4 Rivonia Trial is one of the most extraordinary in legal history, at which Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. After 27 years in […]

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Nelson Mandela’s unpublished prison letters are full of life and love

Nelson Mandela’s unpublished prison letters are full of life and love Regrets, recipes for herbal tea and dreams of Winnie dancing … Mandela’s letters from Robben Island reveal the family man behind the political warrior. Gillian Slovo writes in the Guardian Newspaper about the new book of Nelson Mandela’s previously unpublished prison letters – recently […]

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Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018

Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018 Marking the 2018 centenary of iconic leader Nelson Mandela’s birth in this new exhibition about his life, career, and commitment to equality and justice at the SouthBank Centre London This exhibition explores the life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 – 2013) and marks the centenary of his […]

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Join the Joe Slovo Foundation at ‘Mandela – the Legacy debate- Monday 16th July

Mandela: The Legacy Debate Catch a glimpse of the life and legacy of Mandela at a debate chaired by BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi, featuring participants who knew him personally. Those whose lives have been deeply touched through their encounters with Mandela are joined by younger voices from South Africa and the diaspora. The panel discuss […]

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Joe Slovo Foundation joins Leave No One Behind : End Violence Against Women and Girls Campaign

Joe Slovo Foundation joins UNiTE ‘Orange The World’ Campaign – Leave No One Behind : End Violence Against Women and Girls From today 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until to 10 December, Human Rights Day, The Joe Slovo Foundation is supporting the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based […]

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Joe Slovo Foundation speaks on using Digital connectivity as an engine for economic development and social empowerment at the forthcoming AfricaCom

Martin Dolny, Director of the Joe Slovo Foundation will be a panelist on using Digital connectivity as an engine for economic development and social empowerment at AfricaCom, Cape Town South Africa Martin Dolny, Director of the Joe Slovo Foundation will be a panelist on using Digital connectivity as an engine for economic development and social […]

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Red Card against Women Abuse – sign the Change.Org Petition

South Africa has one of the worst records in the World for Gender-Based Violence. The United Nations calculates that one in three women have suffered from or will suffer from Gender-Based Violence at least once in their life-time. Meanwhile only 1 in 500 cases are successfully prosecuted This culture needs to change- break the silence […]

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