Mandela Centenary

This year Nelson Mandela would have celebrated his 100th birthday.

South Africa Partners will honor Mandela’s legacy through various initiatives, partnerships, dialogues and events. We look forward to engaging our global network of friends and supporters in celebrating this momentous occasion.

Nelson Mandela, born on July 18th, 1918 spent his life fighting for justice and freedom as an anti-apartheid activist and politician. In 1994 he was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected president. He was a lawyer, establishing South Africa’s first black law firm with Oliver Tambo. He was a prisoner, spending 27 years of his life in jail after being sentenced in the Rivonia Trial for conspiring to overthrow the state. He was a father, grandfather and husband. And even after his passing in 2013, he remains a source of inspiration for generations of future leaders.

Youth leaders, business leaders, and longtime activists are calling for a return to Mandela's values. Join us as we hear perspectives about leadership today from the U.S. and South Africa.


If you’re interested in sponsoring or partnering with us on this year-long celebration, we’d love to hear from you!
Please contact Kirsten O’Brien, Director of Development at 617.443.1072 or kobrien@sapartners.org

 

Sponsors and Partners


Upcoming Mandela Centenary events:
 

Mandela Centenary Celebration

In partnership with the JFK Library Foundation, the event will serve as an opportunity to reflect on Mandela’s visionary leadership, to hear from the next generation of leaders who are carrying his vision forward, and to bring our communities together around common values.

Sunday, June 17

2:00 - 4:00 PM
JFK Library & Museum
Boston, MA

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Mandela Day at the Massachusetts State House

Celebrate Mandela Day with us!

Wednesday, July 18
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Massachusetts State House

Further details to be announced

Visionary Leadership in Business

This networking event will include an engaging discussion with top business leaders who are embodying Mandela's values and are committed to seeing South Africa prosper.

Fall date and time to be announced
By invitation only

Further details to be announced