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The Nelson Mandela Foundation has proudly launched its new-look, interactive portal – a visually rich, technological showpiece that incorporates new multimedia functionality to better keep Madiba's legacy alive in the 21st century, while catering for a growing global audience.

The way information is housed and presented helps establish the Foundation as the trusted voice on the life and times of Nelson Mandela, and facilitates the vital advocacy platform in the promotion of social justice for all.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation will run open days at the Centre of Memory from 5 to 15 December 2014. During this time, members of the public are invited to pay tribute to Madiba and explore an interactive exhibition that honours his life and legacy. 

Getting to the Foundation's Centre of Memory.

Let’s continue the critical conversation together.

Explore the life and times
of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela led a monumental life, driven by the desire to see peace, equality and justice rightfully bestowed on all people of South Africa, and indeed the world. Our new website acts as an online portal into the life and times of Madiba, giving the user a profound sense of how he ultimately realised his dream of a united nation, and the long journey it took to get there.

Key design elements define this insight into Madiba's journey – a surface layer of stories and information; databases providing dense description of materials; linkages to actual materials, to other sites and to different layers within the site; digitised materials, from hard copy to moving images; and a social media webbing around it.

"The time will come when our nation will honour the memory of all the sons, the daughters, the mothers, the fathers, the youth and the children who, by their thoughts and deeds, gave us the right to assert with pride that we are South Africans, that we are Africans, and that we are citizens of the world."

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View our social wall, join the community

The #NelsonMandela Social Wall pulls through the very latest social media discussions surrounding Mandela and the Foundation's mandate from different channels, into one engaging online hub. 

The Foundation’s Twitter, Facebook and Google+ accounts have attracted some of the biggest followings in the world. Join these critical global conversations today.
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Support the legacy

The Nelson Mandela Foundation provides an integrated public information resource on the life and times of Nelson Mandela, and convenes dialogue around critical social issues.

By donating to the Foundation, you can help sustain a unique legacy that contributes to the making of a just society.

We deeply appreciate donations of any value, and all donations are acknowledged and celebrated through our Living the Legacy partner programme.

Thank you for helping us realise Madiba's dream.