Tribute to Nelson Mandela by South African Embassy
Initiative Ubuntu organizes a concert in honor of Nelson MandelaDecember 03rd, 2014
Honoring Nelson Mandela
As December 5th marks the first anniversary of the passing of South African President Nelson Mandela, the Embassy of South Africa is preparing several events in Berlin, to honor the remarkable person that he was. The government is calling on all South Africans, and the world, to keep his memory alive by respecting his values and continuing with efforts aimed at ensuring that all humanity lives in a society where peace, tolerance, the rule of law, justice and human rights form the cornerstone of our daily lives. In South Africa the commemoration will start with 3 minutes of silence and the bells will ring for 6 minutes and 7 seconds, which symbolizes the 67 years that Mandela spent in the service of humanity.
South African Embassy Organizes Celebration for Mandela
For the first anniversary there will be a concert and movie screening organized by the Embassy of South Africa in Berlin on December 5th. There will be a screening of the documentary “Madiba” – the legacy of Nelson Mandela followed by a panel of experts at the Hackescher Höfe Kino. Also, on the same day there will be a concert from the Initiative Ubuntu presenting Caravan Mandela, playing everything from reggae, salsa to folk pop at YAAM. There will also be a surprise unknown guest that will play at the concert.
There will also be a social media campaign active that day, using #RememberMandela. This urges South Africans around the world to use the hashtag to share their memories of Mandela. It will also include a “Where were you?” social media campaign through which South Africans will be invited to share where they were and how they felt during key milestones in Mandela’s life, including, for example, his arrest in 1964, his release from prison in 1990 and his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of the country.
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