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Nelson Mandela Museum invades Sterkstroom through ‘Inconversation’

June 12, 2012

The Nelson Mandela Museum is making it possible for the learners and broader community of Sterkstroom and the surroundings to learn more about the two great leaders; Nelson Mandela and Chief Albert Luthuli during the youth month and the year of the ANC Centenary.

The Nelson Mandela Museum is making it possible for the learners and broader community of Sterkstroom and the surroundings to learn more about the two great leaders; Nelson Mandela and Chief Albert Luthuli  during the youth month and the year of the ANC Centenary.

The exhibition ‘In Conversation: Nelson Mandela and Chief Albert Luthuli’ will be launched at the Sterkstroom Museum on Thursday 14 June 2012 from 10h00. This exhibition will remain on display at the Sterkstroom Museum in Sterkstroom for a period of 6 Months.

In Conversation: Nelson Mandela and Chief Albert Luthuli Exhibition was first launched at the Nelson Mandela Museum by the Former Minister Of Arts & Culture Ms Lulu Xingwana as a special 2010 World Cup Programme. It has travelled to several parts of the country which include  Robben Island Museum, Brandfort, Tshwane, Constitution Hill etc.

Dr Jabulani Sithole, a seasoned political analyst and a Director for Historical studies at the Universityof Kwazulu Natal, will share his expertise about the lives and the roles played by the two former presidents of the ANC and Nobel Prize winners.

This is a conceptualized exhibition aimed at inspiring, educating and most of all, influences debate among ordinary citizens of South Africa and the world.  The exhibition further encourages South Africans and the people of the world to refrain from discriminatory actions and to adhere to the principles of Ubuntu and Justice. It further reflects to the ANC’s 4 pillars of the struggle and to sentiments shared by other struggle stalwarts in their course for a democratic South Africa.

The launch of ‘In Conversation’: Mandela and Luthuli exhibition during the youth month is no coincidence as it also reminds South Africans about role of the 1976 generation and the life imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and others on the 12th June 1964.

It is during the sentencing of the ANC leaders when Chief Albert Luthuli appealed to the world to save these men, not merely as individuals but for what they stood for. He further appealed to the governments of the world to impose sanctions on South Africa. The exhibition looks at the sacrifices made by these two Presidents and their contribution in the struggle.

The launch of ‘In Conversation': Mandela and Luthuli exhibition in Sterkstroom also came at a time when South Africans celebrate the milestone achievement of the African National Congress as a liberation movement. The exhibition of these gallant Human Rights activities and Nobel Prize winners will help inform and present similarities of political statements and leadership qualities shared by the two Presidents of the ANC in their quest to unite the oppressed and unity among African National Congress members.

The two day event will first allow learners to do a research about the two Icons and later have debates to test the knowledge skills and public speaking. It will further allow learners share their poetic narration skills. The outstanding school within the debating category will be awarded with receive its award on the 14th of June 2012 during the launch.

Venue:  Sterkstroom Town Hall

Time: 10h00

Date: 13th June 2012 – Debate Session

Date; 14th June 2012 Official Launch and a handover of Trophies

For more details contact Ms. N.Tetani;Senior Manger Marketing and Communication

Cell: 082 483 4643 Fax: 047 538 0218

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