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Nelson Mandela’s unpublished prison letters are full of life and love

Nelson Mandela’s unpublished prison letters are full of life and love Regrets, recipes for herbal tea and dreams of Winnie dancing … Mandela’s letters from Robben Island reveal the family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 Gillian Slovo writes in the Guardian Newspaper about the new book of Nelson Mandela’s previously unpublished prison letters – recently […]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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Address by President Mandela at Joe’s Funeral

Address by President Nelson Mandela at the Funeral of Joe Slovo 15 January 1995, Johannesburg South Africa Comrade Chairperson: Dear Helena, Shawn, Gillian and Robyn; Mrs Rene Ephron, Comrade Joe`s sister and other relatives; Deputy President Thabo Mbeki, Ministers, leaders of the Tri-partite Alliance; Dear comrades; Fellow South Africans; We are assembled to mourn the passing of a […]

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Nelson Mandela confers award to Joe Slovo

Address by President Nelson Mandela at the conferring of the Isitwalandwe Seaparankoe Award to Joe Slovo Comrade Joe Slovo, your militant and unswerving commitment to the ANC embodies many values which we wish to honour today. There are some people who, by pursuing their own convictions and without being self-conscious about it, touch the lives of millions of others. Such has been your life. I am […]

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