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Freedom Day is a holiday in South Africa to celebrate the end of apartheid rule. It is also a time to reflect on the first non-racial election held in South Africa in 1994.

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Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated every year on his birthday – July 18th. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela

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The Magical Adventures of Sophie Sue

The Magical Adventures of Sophie Sue is a series of children’s books written and illustrated by Stef Albert. Described as a “rescue mission with a positive message,” a dachshund named Sophie Sue and her animal friends travel around the globe (land, air, and sea) to help other animals in need.  During each adventure, the reader is introduced…

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They have been performing for the past 50 years, and have been nominated for Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and Academy awards. Nelson Mandela called them “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors.” They are Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a male a cappella choral group from South Africa that performs all around the world teaching about their country and culture.   In 1960…

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South Africa's Flag: A Symbol of Unity & Progress

South Africa was at a major turning point in the early 1990s. Apartheid was coming to an end, a democratic government was being formed, and Nelson Mandela was about to become the first black president of South Africa. The country needed a new flag to represent its new vision. South Africa’s New Flag A public competition was held for…

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