Third Party Event - Mandela: The Legacy Debate Mon 16th Jul, 2018 Free



Join us at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall on Monday 16th July 2018 as we discuss the life and legacy of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

The debate will feature a diverse panel chaired by BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi and including those who knew Mandela as well as younger voices from South Africa and the diaspora, discussing the essence of Mandela, his life and many legacies.

You will hear from those whose lives have been deeply touched through their encounters with Mandela including former anti-apartheid campaigner Lord Peter Hain, and freedom fighter and former member of Mandela's cabinet Pallo Jordan. As well as those who have grown up with Mandela from afar including youth voice from the South African diaspora Lebeko Matabane. Further panelists to be announced shortly.

The event is Free, but ticketed.  Book your ticket here.

Hosted by: South Bank Centre
Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

Third Party Event - An Evening in the Company of History Thu 19th Jul, 2018 £110.00



The creation of a multi-racial and democratic South Africa is one of the last century's most significant human achievements. This 18th July 2018, the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday and the values of human dignity, compassion and ubuntu that he stood for.

Alongside him on the long path to freedom walked Andrew Mlangeni - an extraordinary person and Anti-Apartheid icon who himself spent 26 years in prison, 18 years of those in the cell next to Madiba. After freedom was won, he served 20 years as a Member of Parliament, retiring at the age of 89.

In 1964, Andrew had stood alongside Mandela in the dock - facing the death penalty - as Madiba said on behalf of all the accused:
"I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony. It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to see realized. But, my lord, if it needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."

We are delighted to say that Andrew is coming to London to be awarded the Freedom of the City of London on the 17th July 2018. To make this possible, we are hosting a small dinner on the 19th July 2018 to pay for the costs of the trip.

We hope you will join us to celebrate and honour Andrew. It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear about Andrew’s extraordinary life dedicated to freedom, behind the scenes stories of the trial, life on the Island and how democracy in South Africa was won; his insights into Mandela’s leadership and legacy; as well as what the future might hold for South Africa.

It will be a small dinner at the wonderful Ev Restaurant. There will be no fundraising on the night, but the tickets will make it possible for Andrew to receive his much deserved Freedom of the City of London. The Freedom, for obvious reasons, means the world to him and he means the world to us, so we hope you will be able to join us. It promises to be an unforgettable night.

Ticket - £110 includes a welcome drink, a three-course meal and half a bottle of wine.

Book your tickets here.

Any income beyond the costs of Andrew’s trip will be donated to the Andrew & June Mlangeni Foundation.

Hosted by: Ev Restaurant
97-99 Isabella Street
London, SE1 8DD
United Kingdom

Third Party Event - Life is Wonderful: Mandela's Unsung Heroes Thu 26th Jul, 2018 £12.00



A new award-winning documentary film about the Rivonia Trialists called Life Is Wonderful: Mandela's Unsung Heroes is going to be screened at the Curzon Renoir Cinema in Russell Square at 6.30 pm on Thursday, 26 July as part of the Mandela Centenary celebrations. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director Sir Nick Stadlen, former English High Court Judge.

The film tells the story of Nelson Mandela's co-defendants at the Rivonia trial, the lawyers who saved them from the gallows and some of the other brave men and women who supported them in their fight for a multi-racial democracy. It is told largely through never before seen interviews with the surviving defendants and lawyers, recordings from the trial and original archive from the apartheid era and the trial. 

The film has had a fantastic audience and media response in 12 screenings in five cities in South Africa. It had its world premiere last month at the Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival where it won the prestigious audience award for Best International Film. 

You can book tickets here.

"Through ground-breaking and never–before-seen interviews, the former English High Court Judge Sir Nicholas Stadlen throws light onto the extraordinary people involved in the Rivonia Trial – the court case that changed South Africa. Their stories and the stories of the anti-apartheid struggle show the power of people’s ideals to enable them to create the world as it should be, not accepting the world as it is."  Screen Africa

Hosted by: Curzon Bloomsbury
The Brunswick Centre
London, WC1N 1AW

Third Party Event: Diaspora Events 2018 Sat 11th Aug, 2018 Free



Third Party Events to be booked directly with SA Diaspora United