International Slavery Museum and Mandela will give this unique opportunity to hear Dr Makaziwe (Maki) Mandela discuss the topic ‘Unity- what that meant to Nelson Mandela’.
Dr Maki Mandela, the eldest daughter of Evelyn Mase and Nelson Mandela, has had a full and varied career. She has presented numerous papers over the years, including on the role of women in a changing South Africa. She has been intricately involved in developing a substantial portfolio within Nozala, a women’s investment group, and using these funds in the economic empowerment of women in South Africa. Dr Mandela is currently the Chair of House of Mandela, a business that she started with her daughter Tukwini Mandela in 2010.
Dr Mandela is visiting Liverpool at the invitation of Mandela 8 and Liverpool City Council to commemorate the 29 year anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on 11 February 1990, and to mark the start of works on site for the Mandela8 memorial in Princes Park, Liverpool 8. The special memorial will honour the struggles, achievements and life of the revolutionary South African leader.
The city of Liverpool has a long-standing affiliation with the work of Nelson Mandela, dating as far back as the early 1980s. The city, and in particular Liverpool 8, fought in unity with numerous anti-apartheid marches and boycotted many South African products, as well as supporting the free Nelson Mandela Campaign.