Previous events and celebrations

Mandela Day 2020In a challenging 2020 the campaign celebrated the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (11 February 1990) and commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre (21 March 1960). We also produced a special online celebration on 18 July, UN Nelson Mandela Day.

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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