Howard University will honor the life and legacy of President Nelson Mandela.
Interim President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick extends an invitation to friends and members of the Washington area community. South African Ambassador to the U.S. Ebrahim Rasool will join us for this celebration.
As an extended tribute, members of the audience will move from Cramton Auditorium in a silent candle-light procession to the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Paralleling Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom and symbolic of Howard’s traditional Long Walk processional, guests will walk through the Howard University multimedia exhibition, Nelson Mandela: Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman in Founders Library
- Date: Tuesday 10 December, 2013
- Time: 6:30 pm
- Venue: Howard University Cramton Auditorium 2455 Sixth Street NW Washington DC 20059
Key dates in the mourning period for former President Nelson Mandela announced by President Jacob Zuma:
- Sunday, 8 December: National Day of Prayer and Reflection: all synagogues, temples, churches, mosques, etc.
- Tuesday, 10 December: Official memorial service: FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
- Wednesday, 11-Thursday, 12 December: Former President Mandela to lie in state: Union Buildings, Pretoria
- Sunday, 15 December : State Funeral for Former President Nelson Mandela: Qunu
Ambassador Rasool will host a media conference at the embassy — 3051 Massachusetts Ave NW — at 1.30 pm today, December 6, to discuss plans for mourning and celebrating Nelson Mandela in Washington and around the country. He will be joined by Mayor Vincent Gray, TransAfrica president Nicole Lee and Bill Lucy, founder to the Coalition of Black Trade Unionits. Watch this space, and @saembassyus, for updates. Credentialed media only, please.
5 December 2013
The Embassy of South Africa in Washington DC is seeking for a full time position, a highly motivated professional to provide general administrative, secretarial and electronic research services for the DTI Section.
The Global Language Network (GLN) would like to bring special focus to Afrikaans and Zulu and is seeking native and near-native speakers to apply for their Teaching Fellowship 2014 program.
For more information visit http://thegln.org/teach/teaching-fellowship/
Zindzi Mandela speaks movingly of her father at Saturday’s ceremony.
Stay tuned — audio and video on the way!