Activities to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid activist and the first black President of the Republic of South Africa, continues here today.
Doris Charles, Deputy Director for Foreign Policy and Research in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a Member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Centennial Celebrations, said the activities commenced yesterday with a centennial relay and freedom songs concert.
Mrs. Charles says that today there will be a lecture under the patronage of the South African High Commissioner. It will take place from 7:00pm at Frenches House.
The lecture will be delivered by Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Luke Browne, who will speak on the topic “Renewing the Mandela legacy and promoting active citizenship in a changing world.”
Mrs. Charles said other activities for the centennial celebrations include Radio and television interviews, as well as a Movie Night and Charity Drive, tomorrow July 17.
The film ‘INVICTUS’ will be shown at the Russell’s Cinema from 6:00pm.
On Wednesday July 18, she said there will be the Nelson Mandela Dress Day and naming of the Nelson Mandela Highway.
The Deputy Director for Foreign Policy and Research said that on Friday July 20, a recognition ceremony will be held for participants in the Mural painting and Dress day.