Welcome to the Scottish Nelson Mandela Memorial Campaign

Nelson Mandela Scottish Memotial Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation has launched a campaign to raise funds to create a statue of Nelson Mandela.

In 2020 the campaign is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (11 February 1990) and commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre (21 March 1960).

In 2019 the campaign clebrated the 25th anniversary of the first democratic election in South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as President.

In 2018 the campaign celebrated the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, which was also the 25th anniversary of his visit to Glasgow to receive the Freedoms of nine UK cities at a special ceremony on 9 October 1993.

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Mandela video

9 Oct 1993 video: The day Mandela told Glasgow ‘We love you all’

Twenty-seven years ago on 9 October 1993 Nelson Mandela danced in Glasgow’s George Square and told the Scottish people “You ...
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Mara Louw

Celebrating anniversary of Mandela’s Glasgow visit with drive for funds for statue

Twenty-seven years ago on 9 October 1993 Nelson Mandela danced in Glasgow’s George Square and told the Scottish people “You ...
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Kiltwalk

Join the Virtual Kiltwalk to back our statue campaign

The postponed Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh Kiltwalks have now all been rolled into one Virtual Kiltwalk on the pattern of ...
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Mandela Day 2020

Virtual celebration on UN Nelson Mandela Day in drive for a Scottish people’s statue

 Sadly Andrew Mlangeni, our patron and last surviving Rivonia trialist, died on 22 July 2020 after this video was ...
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Nelson Mandela Place 34 years on - let's get that statue built

Nelson Mandela Place 34 years on – let’s get that statue built

Thirty-four years ago this week, Glasgow won worldwide acclaim by renaming St George's Place as Nelson Mandela Place. With help ...
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Soweto killings anniversary; turning point in liberation struggle

Soweto killings anniversary; turning point in liberation struggle

On 16 June 1976, demonstrators, mostly pupils, were shot dead by apartheid police when more than 10,000 people marched towards ...
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Could you join the Dundee Virtual Kiltwalk to fundraise for a Mandela statue?

Could you join the Dundee Virtual Kiltwalk to fundraise for a Mandela statue?

Could you join the Dundee Virtual Kiltwalk to fundraise for a statue of Nelson Mandela in Glasgow and related education ...
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WOSDEC Home Learning Hacks

Joint resource pack for home learning in lockdown

Great to see our joint resource pack with WOSDEC , "When Mandela danced in the Square", being used for home ...
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Denis Goldberg and Brian Filling

Denis Goldberg, 1933 – 2020: An Appreciation by Brian Filling

It is with great sadness that we mourn the death of our comrade and friend, Denis Goldberg. His life will ...
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