The Nelson Mandela Foundation is His Celebrated Legacy

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Message from The Nelson Mandela Foundation,

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund

and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation

It is with the deepest regret that we have learned of the passing of our founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba. The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa will shortly make further official announcements.

‘We want to express our sadness at this time.

No words can adequately describe this enormous loss to our nation and to the world’.

We give thanks for his life, his leadership, his devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes. We salute our friend, colleague and comrade and thank him for his sacrifices for our freedom. The three charitable organisations that he created dedicate ourselves to continue promoting his extraordinary legacy.

Hamba Kahle Madiba


We will update this information when the Presidency makes further announcements about funeral and memorial arrangements.

To support the government and the Mandela family we will endeavor where possible to assist with access to information.

Keeping the legacy alive

For a background document on the history and work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, as well as details of how to support their work, please click here.

Nelson Mandela’s retirement video here:


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