Democracy, Human Rights, Reconciliation

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A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.”

– Nelson Mandela

Mandela 100 USA

Campaign Overview

To celebrate Mandela’s Legacy during his centenary year and the 25th anniversary of the first democratic elections in South Africa his four official legacy organizations are collaborating around a unified campaign in the U.S. to highlight his global contribution to advancing equality, social justice, and the wellbeing of children.

The mission of the Mandela 100 USA campaign is to inspire support for ongoing legacy priorities.

The Vision

Madiba had a large vision and he said his “legacy organizations are independent but interlinked, each charged with giving expression to a specific aspect of human development.” they represent three distinct yet connected pillars of his vision:



Advancing democracy, human rights, justice and social cohesion.

Human Potential

Promoting the safety and wellbeing of children to ensure the realization of all human potential.

Developing Leadership

Developing exceptional leadership capacity throughout Africa.

The Team

Sello Hatang

CEO | Nelson Mandela Foundation

Sibongile Mkhabela

CEO | Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

Dr Mandisa Maholwana

CEO | Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

Shaun Johnson

Executive Director | Mandela Rhodes Foundation

Our Legacy Organizations

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