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Pule Malefane March2018

July : Nelson Mandela International Day

2018 is the year Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela would have turned 100 on July 18th. In honouring Madiba, as he was affectionately known, South Africa and the world will celebrate the centenary year in its journey by marking major milestones and continue his legacy by striving to change the way society treats its children and youth.

Each year on July 18, now known as Mandela Day, South Africans get together for a good cause. The message behind the annual campaign is that each individual can make an impact through public service. Whether volunteering at a homeless shelter or donating food and blankets to the poor, every little bit helps.  Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world.

Through the year 2018, we will share with the world Mandela’s vision and will work  to broaden and deepen knowledge about Mandela and his work, support key projects in the fields of education and community outreach, and convene dialogues, particularly around the future we seek to build. Read More...


Deputy President David Mabuza
Deputy President
of the Republic of South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa
of the Republic of South Africa
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu
of the Republic of South Africa
Turkish nationals are exempted for Visa for a period of 30 days for touristic, official and business visit. They must hold a return ticket and letter of invitation if applicable.

Preparations for Nelson Mandela Day

Embassy personnel preparing the donations to be distributed on the Nelson Mandela Day.       

Nelson Mandela Day 2018

18th of July is the day Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela would have turned 100 and South African Embassy is celebrating

Rwanda National Day

Ambassador and Madam Malefane at the Rwanda National Day with Chied Editor of Diplomatic Observer Serhat Onalp.

Canada National Day

Ambassador and Madam Malefane with Ambassador and Madam of South Sudan Majok Guandong at the Canada National Day.

Key Highlights

  • International Nelson Mandela Day will be celebrated on 18 July 2018.
    In the spirit of Madiba & his vision to spread social justice & freedom for all, this is your chance to become to be part of a continuous global movement for good! #ActionAgainstPoverty #MandelaDay #NelsonMandela #BeTheLegacy #Mandela100

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Quote of the Month


"The time will come when our nation will honour the memory of all the sons, the daughters, the mothers, the fathers, the youth and the children who, by their thoughts and deeds, gave us the right to assert with pride that we are South Africans, that we are Africans, and that we are citizens of the world."
– Nelson Mandela


Joke of the Month

Mr. and Mrs. Brown had two sons. One was named Mind Your Own Business & the other was named Trouble. One day the two boys decided to play hide and seek. Trouble hid while Mind Your Own Business counted to one hundred. Mind Your Own Business began looking for his brother behind garbage cans and bushes. Read More

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