South Africa's Acting High Commissioner to Australia and leading anti-apartheid activists will be among guests at a celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela at UNSW this Saturday.

Organised by UNSW's Australian Human Rights Centre (AHRC) and the African Women Australia Network, the celebration will take place on UNSW's Library Lawn, home to the Nelson Mandela bust. 

The public is invited to attend what will be one of the main tribute events in Australia. Musicians and singers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Australia will also perform.

Speakers include:

  • Mr Ray Sithole, Acting High Commissioner, South African High Commission, Canberra
  • Ms Juliana Nkrumah AM, African Women Australia Network Inc
  • Mr Ray Jackson, co-founder Indigenous Social Justice Association, recent winner of the French National Consultative Council on Human Rights Award
  • Karel Solomon, South African expatriate jailed during apartheid
  • Moses Chamboko, Secretary General, global initiative Zimbabweans United for Democracy (ZUNDE)
  • Meredith Burgmann, former President of the NSW Legislative Council, Australian Labour Party stalwart and leading Australian anti-apartheid activist 

What: Nelson Mandela tribute

When: Saturday, 14 December, 3-5pm

Where: UNSW's Library Lawn

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Media contact: Steve Offner, UNSW Media Office, (02) 9385 1583, 0424 580 208