News and Events

19 July 2005- 46664

Tuesday 2nd August 2005

Relay Torch The Nelson Mandela Museum hosted the lighting of the torch at the museum on 19 July 2005. 46664 is the prison number of Mr. Mandela while he was imprisoned at Roben Island. Mr. Madiba is currently using this number to spread the HIV/AIDS awareness campaign thoughout the world. Amongst the people who graced the event include O. R. Tambo District Municipality Mayor Zoleka Chapa, Nelson Mandela Museum Board members Chief P. Holomisa, Adv. L. Mpumlwana and Mr. A Wakaba, KSD Councilor Mrs L. Mpahlwa and Prof P. Luswazi.

27 July 2005- Logo Design Competition Award Ceremony

Tuesday 2nd August 2005

The Nelson Mandela Museum invited all South Africans to submit a logo design to be used for the new corporate identity of the museum. The competition was open to all individuals, learners and students, design and graphic companies etc. More than 200 entries were received with impressive designs.The winning prizes were ranging from R25,000.00- first prize, R15,000.00 - second prize and R10,000.00 for the third prize.


Monday 18th July 2005

86 years have elapsed
86 years you have grown as a hero
86 years you have been a father to this nation, and
86 years you have battled for South Africa
86 years many have cried to and with you
86 years you have shared pain with the unfortunate
86 years many have watched you suffer and struggle
86 years you have been a father, idol and a hero to the whole world
86 years some have found solace in your arms

Mr. Mandela and Minister Pallo Jordan sign the deed of donation during the 5th Anniversary of the museum

Mthatha. 22 February 2005. The small town of Mthatha came to a standstill when Mr Mandela and his wife, the graceful Graca Machel, as well as Minister Pallo Jordan visited the museum on its 5th Anniversary to sign the deed of donation. Mr. Mandela looked calm and dignified in his Madiba shirt and watched Ihashe Elimhlophe perform after his speech.


16 December 2005
The Nelson Mandela Museum Heroes Marathon. (annual event)

19 December 2005
The Childrens Christmas Party at Madiba's residence.

Bhunga Building as a Conference venue
Qunu Youth and Heritage Centre
NMM embraces development through learnership programmes
Preparation for the Nelson Mandela Heritage Trail
Museum providing clean water for Mvezo community
Museum facilitating traditional cultural training of young men and women
Qunu Youth and Heritage centre in it's completion stage (above)