07 Jul Barack Obama Coming To South Africa To Deliver The 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture
Visiting Mzansi once again, Former Us President Barack will be visiting South Africa this month to deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture‚ which is one of the Foundation’s flagship programmes to honour its founder, Nelson Mandela.
In partnership with the Motsepe Foundation, the lecture’s theme will be “Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World”. The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will focus on creating conditions for bridging divides, working across ideological lines, and resisting oppression and inequality.
The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 17 July 2018, a day before Nelson Mandela International Day, and will be held at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. About 9 000 people are expected to attend.
For most of his life, Nelson Mandela fought for democracy and equality. His presidency was defined by his efforts to solidify the fragile democracy of South Africa, and by his lessons on the politics of bridge-building over the politics of division.
The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture is a unique platform to drive debate on critical social issues in South Africa and around the world.