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Mandela Day 2013 supported by Morgan Freeman, Int Space Station, Branson, Clinton. Mandela Day - Pledge Book. On Mandela Day, D.C. founders of Free South Africa Movement look back. The arc of that District-based movement and its ties to Mandela’s legacy are on the minds of the old heads who started the Free South Africa protest. If young folks would look back, several said in interviews, they might find parables and lessons to guide this week’s protests of the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who fatally shot black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida. “You think about these things very strategically. What can move the needle and what will likely not,” said Randall Robinson, the founder of TransAfrica, the oldest African American foreign policy organization in the United States. “You can protest. Back in the mid-1980s at the South African Embassy, they made the wind move. Reagan policy targeted U.S. activists had tried before and failed to bring attention to the situation an ocean away, where 23 million black South Africans were ruled by 4.5 million whites, forced to carry passbooks, and killed, beaten or thrown in jail for bucking apartheid.

Mandela Day: Video Of Nelson Mandela's Famous Cape Town Speech. Give back on Mandela Day - Zuma. Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma said former president Nelson Mandela's birthday on Thursday should be focused on his legacy and he encouraged people to dedicate 67 minutes of their time to nation-building. "On Madiba's 95th birthday, all our thoughts are focused on the rich legacy he has given us as South Africans and the world," Zuma said. "Let us return Madiba's sacrifices and contributions through our own efforts to build a better society. Make every day a Mandela day. " He wished South Africans and the world a productive reconciliatory and reconstructive Mandela Day. In 2009, 18 July was declared as Mandela Day in South Africa to honour the former statesman.The United Nations declared 18 July, as International Nelson Mandela Day. A time for contemplation Meanwhile, Mandela will be amongst the first recipients of the Smart ID card launched in Pretoria on Thursday.

Former president FW de Klerk said Mandela was approaching the end of a long walk that began in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape. Nelson Mandela International Day, July 18, For Freedom, Justice and Democracy. Nelson Mandela’s achievements came at great personal cost to himself and his family. His sacrifice not only served the people of his own nation, South Africa, but made the world a better place for all people, everywhere… He showed the way.

He changed the world. - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Can you spare 67 minutes of your time helping others? Every year, on Mandela Day, people around the world are asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to do just that. By devoting 67 minutes of their time – one minute for every year of Mr. Mandela’s public service – people can make a small gesture of solidarity with humanity and a step towards a global movement for good. UN staff around the world have made a difference through a variety of activities in the past – from offering school supplies to children, to preparing meals for the elderly, helping out in an orphanage, cleaning up parks, and delivering computer literacy workshops. Make a new friend. What are you doing for Mandela Day?

Untitled. El mundo celebra los 95 años de Nelson Mandela - Mundo. Nelson Mandela Quotes (Author of Long Walk to Freedom) Nelson Mandela Timeline. Dialogue for Justice. The happy Mandela Day. Nelson Mandela Museum. Mandela's 95th birthday | Nelson Mandela | World news. Mandela Day SIMPLE MINDS. Nelson Mandela spends 95th birthday in hospital. 18 July 2013Last updated at 11:32 ET Children in Johannesburg celebrate Nelson Mandela's birthday in song Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour.

The former president and anti-apartheid leader has been critically ill with a recurring lung infection since 8 June. South African President Jacob Zuma, who visited Mr Mandela in hospital, said he was "encouraged" by his progress. South Africans have been urged to mark Mr Mandela's 67 years of public service with 67 minutes of charitable acts. "When I visited him today... "Mandela's struggle for freedom and justice in our country and his values of promoting a fair, just and equitable world continues to inspire and motivate us," he told a visiting EU delegation.

Continue reading the main story Children waved South African flags at the Milton Mbekela school in the village of Qunu, Mr Mandela's boyhood home. Revered At the scene 'Less anxious' Mandela cumple años en el hospital. “No habrá otro como él, como la literatura inglesa no ha tenido otro Shakespeare o la española otro Cervantes”. Yusuf Garda, 72 años, sudafricano de origen indio, habla con extremado respeto de Nelson Mandela, con el que coincidió en 1956. Entonces, asegura, ya se percató de que era “el líder indiscutible” y ha querido acercarse hasta su lujosa residencia de Johannesburgo para felicitarle en su 95 aniversario.

Incluso le ha obsquiado con un largo poema que ensalza al héroe Mandela y al hombre Nelson. El cumpleaños de Madiba se vivió casi como un alivio, y los sudafricanos recibieron con alegría las noticias de que el activista contra el apartheid mejora “a ritmo constante”, según ha comunicado el presidente sudafricano, Jacob Zuma.

Es tanta la devoción de Sudáfrica por su Tata, padre, que el aniversario está a la altura de un icono y desde 2009 la ONU auspicia el Día Internacional de Mandela, en el que se organizan incontables actos solidarios a lo largo y ancho del país. The Nelson Mandela page. The ANC is a national liberation movement. It was formed in 1912 to unite the African people and spearhead the struggle for fundamental political, social and economic change. The ANC's key objective is the creation of a united, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic society. This means the liberation of Africans in particular and black people in general from political and economic bondage.

It means uplifting the quality of life of all South Africans, especially the poor. The ANC is in an alliance with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Each Alliance partner is an independent organisation with its own constitution, membership and programmes. The Alliance is founded on a common commitment to the objectives of the National Democratic Revolution, and the need to unite the largest possible cross-section of South Africans behind these objectives.

Mandela fait des progrès «remarquables» | Monde. Le héros de la lutte contre l’apartheid « nous a gratifié d’un grand sourire et il réagit très bien (…) du regard et de la tête. Et il lève parfois la main comme s’il voulait nous serrer la main », a affirmé sa fille Zindzi Mandela à Sky News. « Il nous a gratifié d’un grand sourire et il réagit très bien (…) du regard et de la tête. Et il lève parfois la main comme s’il voulait nous serrer la main », a-t-elle poursuivi. « Moins anxieuse » Zindzi, la plus jeune des filles de Mandela issue de son mariage avec son ex-épouse Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a reconnu que la famille s’était attendue à son décès. « Il y a eu un moment où nous étions tous extrêmement anxieux et inquiets et nous étions prêts au pire », a-t-elle dit. « Mais il continue de nous étonner tous les jours ».

Evocation d’un possible retour de Mandela à son domicile Les déclarations de Zindzi sont les dernières en date d’une série suggérant une amélioration. The Long Walk Of Nelson Mandela | FRONTLINE. 10 ways to celebrate Mandela Day. Thursday, July 18, is Mandela Day, a day of service that recognizes South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela's birthday. This year, Mandela, who has suffered several health complications and has been in and out of the hospital, turns 95. Mandela Day, which was ratified by the United Nations four years ago, serves to encourage citizens across the globe to give at least 67 minutes — a minute for each year of Mandela's service — of their day to improving the world. The Nelson Mandela Foundation and its sister organizations, which sponsor the holiday, recommend a few steps to take to commemorate Mandela Day. Here are 10 ways you can celebrate the day: 1) Make a new friend.

Get to know or go to lunch with someone from a different cultural background. 2) Read to someone. 3) Help someone get a job. 4) Clean up your community. 5) Host a back-to-school drive. 6) Offer to tutor someone. 7) Find out what matters in your neighborhood. 8) Volunteer at a soup kitchen or food bank. Keep Nelson Mandela in thoughts and prayers, Zuma says. Nelson Mandela has undergone a series of treatments recentlyThe 94-year-old former president was discharged from the hospital last weekMandela will continue receiving treatment at his home, Zuma saysHe has not appeared in public since South Africa hosted the World Cup in 2010 (CNN) -- South African President Jacob Zuma urged his countrymen Monday to keep the ailing Nelson Mandela in their prayers.

"He remains an important symbol of our struggle for liberation and of the successful transition from apartheid colonialism to a non-racial and democratic society," Zuma said in a New Year message to the nation. Read more: 2012 New Year message by President Jacob Zuma "We should continue to keep the Mandela family in our thoughts and prayers until Tata has fully recovered.

" Mandela is sometimes affectionately known as 'Tata,' or father in the Xhosa language. Mandela birthday sparks acts of service 1994: Mandela's inauguration speech 1990: Mandela released from prison "That is absolutely not true. Nelson Mandela - Biography. What did Nelson Mandela mean to you? Share your thoughts! Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. His father was Hendry Mphakanyiswa of the Tembu Tribe. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand where he studied law. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. After the banning of the ANC in 1960, Nelson Mandela argued for the setting up of a military wing within the ANC. During his years in prison, Nelson Mandela's reputation grew steadily. Nelson Mandela was released on February 11, 1990.

From Les Prix Nobel. This autobiography/biography was written at the time of the award and later published in the book series Les Prix Nobel/ Nobel Lectures/The Nobel Prizes. Watch the Documentary Norwegian 1 min. In order to see the video you need Adobe Flash PlayerCopyright © Norsk Rikskringkasting AS 2012.