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Sandton welcomes Nelson Mandela auction

Sandton welcomes Nelson Mandela auction

As the FIFA World Cup 2010 enters its final week, South Africa has been celebrating another highlight of this already incredible year – the Nelson Mandela Legacy Gala Auction.

Pictured: Nelson Mandela

Hosted by the Sandton Convention Centre last night, the glittering event attracted stars from across South African society – all of whom came to generously donate to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Mr Mandela’s wife Graça Machel was among the guests of honour, joined by Mosima Gabriel Sexwale.

Perhaps better known around the world as Tokyo Sexwale, the elder statesman of South African politics – himself imprisoned on Robben Island for his anti-apartheid activities - offered a heartfelt speech, discussing the role of Mr Mandela in the defeat of apartheid and his continuing legacy today.

Pictured: Tokyo Sexwale, keynote speaker and Comrade of Nelson Mandela


The Legacy Gala Dinner was designed to showcased unique fashion and jewellery from around the world and featured a host of African entertainers - including World Cup sensation K’naan.

Appropriately themed ‘Reflections’, the event illustrated the different facets of the legacy of Nelson Mandela as reflected through the eyes of a host of contemporary designers.

In order to raise funds of the Foundation, guests are asked to buy seats or tables to the event and to
participate in an auction of exclusive items.

The event was organised by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.