A look at how the world celebrated Mabida's 100th birthday

A look at how the world celebrated Mabida's 100th birthday

The world is celebrating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, which included gala dinners and exhibitions.

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As Briefly.co.za reported previously, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited an exhibition in honour of Madiba at London’s Southbank Centre.

Now, the centre released statements over the exhibition which showcases the life and times of the world peace icon.

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“It provides insight into Mandela’s journey from being a young freedom fighter to becoming the inspiration for an international movement against South Africa’s violent and oppressive apartheid system‚ and an emblem of an ongoing struggle to build a more just and equitable world‚” said the centre.

As for why they decided to establish an exhibition in London, Kathi Scott‚ head of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund UK, said it was fitting since Madiba recognised Britain as the heartland of the anti-apartheid struggle.

However, London was not the only major city sporting an exhibition of the late former SA president- the United Nations New York headquarters also honoured Mandela with an exhibition.

“The exhibit honours Mandela’s contributions to the main areas of work of the UN — peace and security‚ human rights‚ and sustainable development,” the UN said.

TimesLIVE reported on 24 August the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation will hold a fundraising gala dinner to raise funds for a permanent memorial in Nelson Mandela Place‚ Glasgow.

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