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21 Jul

Mandela Day – Operation Winter Warm

Rakshana Lutchman from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Youth Leadership Programme speaks on Operation Winter Warm

Good day


I am going to give an overview of our Mandela Day project and the overwhelming support we received from young volunteers.


We had organised an Operation Winter Warm campaign that drew a total of some 300 youth volunteers over two days.


The campaign was held over the weekend of June 27 and 28 in Lenasia – which is where our offices are based.


21 Jul

Nelson Mandela, Mandela Day – Spirit of Volunteerism

Speech by Ahmed Katthrada

Discussion with media at Museum Africa

 -          Mandela Day encourages the spirit of volunteerism. We want to highlight the importance of volunteerism in overcoming the challenges that we face today.



  • I will cite several examples of volunteerism from the past, that ultimately led to the fall of apartheid.


The Defiance Campaign


8 May

Speech by Laloo Isu Chiba at the Nelson Mandela Foundation seminar on finding solutions to xenophobia

Sanibonani, Good Morning, Dumelang


Distinguished guests, friends and comrades, ladies and gentlemen.


It is with a feeling of immerse pride that I stand here today to welcome you to today’s deliberations on the issue of finding sustainable solutions to the problem of xenophobia. I do so on behalf of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, which is jointly hosting today’s event with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.


With regard to the recent outbreak of xenophobic violence, the two Foundations jointly issued the following statement: