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Nelson Mandela Museum Honours Human Rights Activists

July 16, 2013

“We owe it to all the people of the sub-continent to ensure that they see in us, not merely good leaders waxing lyrical about development, but as the front commanders in the blast furnaces of labour, productive investments and visible change.”

It is through Nelson Mandela’s words of wisdom,  the Nelson Mandela Museum an agent of Department of Arts and Culture, breathe and most importantly put his values into practicality.

Nelson Mandela Museum has joined hands with the people of the world in celebrating the sacrifices made by Madiba in his quest for equality, peace, justice and freedom for all.  The Museum in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Film and Publication Board and Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency have responded to the President’s call of 67 minutes community work  through a number of activities aimed at making a difference in the lives of the needy and the vulnerable.

Minister Of Arts & Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile will dirty his hands painting and planting trees and vegetables in the beautification project of the school as part of the 67minutes.  Other major highlights are; the lighting of the Nelson Mandela Flame, Launch of the Human Rights Gardens, Launch of the Long Walk To Freedom Coffee Table Book, handing over of books to nine libraries, Handing over  of artworks by Mr Fulco van Aurich of the Anti-apartheid Movement of the Netherlands and a special song dedicated to Madiba by ZAHARA.

The Minister will also visit the Bhunga component of Nelson Mandela Museum in town to check on the state of readiness of the construction completion on 15 November 2013.

The Museum Council Chairperson, Mrs Pumla Madiba said “ Nelson Mandela Museum envisage this month as a way of reviving a principle of Ubuntu by engaging in a number of programs that will yield positive energy and results towards community sustainability.

Ever since Nelson Mandela’s release from prison; the museum has been celebrating his birth day with the community of Qunu, the Eastern Cape and the whole country in meaningful ways that aim at creating opportunities for the communities.  As we mark his 95th birthday we intend to keep his legacy now and beyond.

However, we call upon small, medium and big businesses to play a key role in the development of our communities”, and make Nelson Mandela’s dream a reality

For more information please call Ms Nokuzola Tetani

O47-532 5110/082 483 4643 Nokuzola@nelsonmandelamuseum.org.za

                 

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