Nelson Mandela Foundation

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999 to promote Mandela's vision of freedom and equality for all.[1] The chairman is professor Njabulo Ndebele.[2]


The vision of Nelson Mandela Foundation is to contribute to build a society that remembers its past, listens to all voices, and pursues social justice for all.[3]


The foundation was created in 1999 by Nelson Mandela when he stepped down as the President of South Africa.[4]

In 2012, the foundation broke its apolitical role by criticizing Jacob Zuma for weakening the state institutions.[5]

Following Robert Mugabe's attacks towards the legacy of Nelson Mandela in 2017, the Foundation responded by asking Mugabe to base his accusations on facts.[6]

Annual Lecture[edit]

The Nelson Mandela Foundation organises an annual lecture, inviting prominent people to drive debate on significant social issues.[7]


  1. ^ "Who we are – Nelson Mandela Foundation". Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  2. ^ "Professor Njabulo S Ndebele (Chairman) – Nelson Mandela Foundation". Retrieved 2016-03-05.
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  4. ^ "About the Nelson Mandela Foundation – Nelson Mandela Foundation". Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  5. ^ Press, Associated (2016-11-01). "'Wheels coming off' Zuma's South Africa, says Nelson Mandela Foundation". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  6. ^ "Nelson Mandela Foundation hits back at Mugabe... says he 'should base his comments on facts'". News24. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  7. ^ "Annual Lecture – Nelson Mandela Foundation". Retrieved 2018-08-11.