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- POSTPONED: Celebration of the Remarkable Life of Nelson Mandela,
21 January 2014
- Seminar: Doing Business in South Africa, 23 January 2014
- Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes Tour, Cape Town, 27 January 2014
- Lecture: Brian J. Huntley: Kirstenbosch -- The Most Beautiful Garden
in Africa at The New York Botanical Garden, 30 January 2014
- State of the Nation Address, 13 February 2014
- Nelson Mandela Tribute Concert, 13 February 2014
- Exhibition: Detail, 20 - 25 February 2014
- National Budget Speech, 26 February 2014
- Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa, Carnegie Hall, 10 October to 5 November
Celebration of the Remarkable Life of Nelson Mandela
NB: POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
New York Law School
185 West Broadway (at Leonard Street)
New York, NY 10013
Dean Anthony W. Crowell and the South Africa Reading Group cordially invite you to a celebration of The Remarkable Life of Nelson Mandela
Lawyer, Revolutionary, and Statesman with:
Consul General George Monyemangene
South African Consul General in New York City
Dean Penelope Andrews
Dean and President, Albany Law School
Professor Stephen Ellman
New York Law School
Mr. Franklin Thomas
President of The Ford Foundation, 1979-96
For inquiries, email Kaaha Bulhan at firstname.lastname@example.org
14th Annual Winter Lecture Series:
Brian J. Huntley:
Kirstenbosch -- The Most Beautiful Garden in Africa
Thursday, 30 January 2014, 10:00 am
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY 10458
The name Kirstenbosch resonates around the horticultural and gardening world as the home of a uniquely beautiful flora in a setting of unsurpassed beauty. Situated in the Cape Floral Kingdom at the southern tip of Africa, it is the flagship of South Africa's network of nine National Botanical Gardens. This richly illustrated lecture will describe the long history of botanical exploration in southern Africa, and the remarkable personalities and plants contributing to one of the world's true botanic treasures. Since its formal establishment in 1913, Kirstenbosch has had a major influence on biodiversity science and conservation across Africa, as well as received 33 gold medals in 38 years at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Emeritus Professor Brian J. Huntley is a world renowned conservation scientist with more than 45 years of research and management experience—and a key figure in post–Apartheid conservation across southern Africa. A former CEO of the South African National Biodiversity Institute and the National Botanical Institute, he now consults for the UN on global conservation projects, and most recently authored Kirstenbosch: The Most Beautiful Garden in Africa, a centenary celebration of the landmark garden.
Register online or call (800) 322-6924.
Nelson Mandela Tribute Concert
Thursday, 13 February 2014
St. Paul the Apostle
405 West 59th Street (Entrance on Ninth Ave between 59/60th)
New York, NY 10023
A once-only, private event featuring:
- President Bill Clinton
- Academy-Award Winner, Morgan Freeman
- and multiple Grammy-winning, Soweto Gospel Choir
Morgan Freeman and South African radio and TV personality Gareth Cliff will host this incredible evening, taking the audience through the life and times of Mr. Nelson Mandela.
Morgan Freeman will perform dramatic readings from the original transcripts of Mr. Mandela's letters, speeches, and personal writings. These readings will be accompanied by the world-famous Soweto Gospel Choir, who will fill the cathedral with songs that honor Mandela’s life and vision. This spectacular 24-person choir has performed with Bono, John Legend, Celine Dion, Robert Plant, and many others
Finally, President Bill Clinton will give a special tribute speech to Nelson Mandela and the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, celebrating Mr. Mandela's life and all that has been accomplished in South Africa in the twenty years since democracy was realized.
All proceeds benefit the Nelson Mandela Foundation's Center for Memory.
Dress: Cocktail attire
TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
Tickets for this private event are available on the CultureHorde website. Non-Member guests of the Foundation can purchase via the below:
Go to: www.culturehorde.com/membership Invitation
Referring member: Nelson Mandela Foundation
20 - 25 February 2014
1160 Broadway Avenue
New York, NY 10001
- Atang Tshikare
- Cinga Samson
- Khanyisile Mbongwa
- Loyiso Mkize
- nomThunzi Mashalaba
- Rahma Cariem
- Robyn Pretorius
- Zolani Siphungela
South Africa Partners 2014 Itheko
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
On 26 April 2014, South Africa Partners celebrates South Africa's 20th Anniversary of free elections, South Africa Partners' 15th year of operations, and will honor two extradordinary South Africans with the Desmond Tutu Social Justice Award -- Justice Albie Sachs and Temba Maqubela.
Justice Albie Sachs is a retired Justice of the South African Constituitional Court. His career in human rights activism began in 1955 and he went into exile in 1966. While working as a law professor in Mozambqiue, in 1988 a bombe was placed in Justice Sach's car by South African security agents, resulting in the losse of his right arm and the sight of one eye. After recovering from the bomb blast, Justice Sachs deveoted himself to preparations for a new democratic constitution for South Africa. President Nelson Mandela appointed Justice Sachs to the newly established Constitutional Court where he served for 15 years, advancing and protecting the rights of all South Africans.
Temba Maqubela was arrested by South African police for anti-apartheid activity when he was 17 years old. He went into exile to complete his education n Nigeria and then lived in Botswana where he and his wife, Vuyelwa, were teachers. When the South African secret police began to pursue exiles into Botswana in the min 1980s, Temba and his family relocated to New York City. Temba later joinded the faculty at Phillips Academy, where he taught for 26 years and served as assistant head for academics and dean of faculty. In July 2013 Temba became the eighth headmaster of Groton School. Throughout his live, Temba has dedicated himself to social transformation through education.
For more information, please visit South Africa Partners' website.