Mandela Day at the Massachusetts State House


Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Massachusetts State House (24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133)

Mandela Centenary

This year Nelson Mandela would have celebrated his 100th birthday.


South Africa Partners will honor Mandela’s legacy through various initiatives, partnerships, dialogues and events. We look forward to engaging our global network of friends and supporters in celebrating this momentous occasion.

Nelson Mandela, born on July 18th, 1918 spent his life fighting for justice and freedom as an anti-apartheid activist and politician. In 1994 he was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected president. He was a lawyer, establishing South Africa’s first black law firm with Oliver Tambo. He was a prisoner, spending 27 years of his life in jail after being sentenced in the Rivonia Trial for conspiring to overthrow the state. He was a father, grandfather and husband. And even after his passing in 2013, he remains a source of inspiration for generations of future leaders.

Youth leaders, business leaders, and longtime activists are calling for a return to Mandela's values. Join us as we hear perspectives about leadership today from the U.S. and South Africa.

If you’re interested in sponsoring or partnering with us on this year-long celebration, we’d love to hear from you!
Please contact Kirsten O’Brien, Director of Development at 617.443.1072 or

For more information, please see event website.

See also: 2018