Welcome to the Scottish Nelson Mandela Memorial Campaign

Nelson Mandela Scottish Memotial FoundationThe 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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WOSDEC

Funds needed for pilot school course on apartheid

The Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation is commissioning WOSDEC (West of Scotland Development Education Centre www.wosdec.org.uk) to write and pilot ...
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Mandela Campaign video

New Mandela Scottish Memorial Campaign video

This short video covers the launch of the campaign, clips of Nelson Mandela and where to donate. It is designed ...
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Mandela video

Video: ‘Glasgow declared us to be free’

Nelson Mandela came to Glasgow on 9 October 1993 to receive his award of Freeman of the City of Glasgow ...
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Launch with Sir Alex Ferguson

Campaign launch: Sir Alex Ferguson praises Mandela as example for world to follow

Sir Alex Ferguson CBE today praised Nelson Mandela as a special man who was an example for the world to ...
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The Glasgow Mandela Story

The Glasgow Mandela Story

This book describes and analyses the connections between Glasgow and South Africa historically and more recently in the ultimately successful ...
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Brochure

Download a campaign brochure

You can now download a brochure with more details about the campaign including:-
  • Brian Filling outlines plans for a ...
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George Square rally

Nelson Mandela: Glasgow’s love for anti-apartheid hero

STV news website: Peter Cassidy on the links between Glasgow and Mandela that go back decades ...
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Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly reflects on Glasgow’s support for Nelson Mandela

Billy Connolly reflects on Glasgow's support for Nelson Mandela. Taken from the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony in Glasgow, July 23rd ...
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John Nelson

UNISON welcomes call to back memorial campaign

A meeting of UNISON Scotland branches representing 150,000 members gave a warm welcome to John Nelson, secretary of ACTSA, as he called for ...
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