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The Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation is making a final push in its £150,000 appeal for a statue of Nelson Mandela in Glasgow's Nelson Mandela Place. The statue will commemorate Mandela's visit to Glasgow in October 1993 to receive in person the Freedom of the City of the nine British cities granted to him when he was a prisoner on Robben Island. In 1981 Glasgow was the first city to give Mandela Freedom of the City. For the latest on the appeal go to https://mandelascottishmemorial.org/final-push-for-scotlands-mandela-statue-please-donate
A new education resource from the London Recruits tells the story of some of the young people who went to South Africa undercover to support the anti-apartheid freedom struggle. It also presents an illustrated history of the above-ground Anti-Apartheid Movement with activities and thought-provoking questions for school students. The pack was sponsored by the National Education Union. You can access it here.
The project to set up a new Centre of Memory Learning in the former ANC London office at 28 Penton Street, Islington has taken a big step forward with the award of a £250,000 Heritage Lottery Fund development grant. The Centre will showcase anti-apartheid campaigning to stimulate action against injustice, racism and inequality. For news of events and commissions go to https://antiapartheidlegacy.org.uk