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 NELSON MANDELA CENTENARY CELEBRATION

The South African High Commission, in collaboration with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

in commemoration of the Nelson Mandela Centenary is hosting a Public Lecture entitled “The Mind of Mandela” on 1st May, 2018.

This will be commemorated on the day that celebrates workers rights in South Africa. 

Speakers: Lord Peter Hain, Ms Pumela Salela (Brand South Africa), Mr John Battersby 

The event will be followed by a reception.

Please RSVP on:  bit.ly/TheMindOfMandela

For more information please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1928697957143255/ 

OUTCOMES OF CHOGM 2018

Commonwealth Heads of Government met in the United Kingdom from 19 to 20 April 2018 and discussed how the Commonwealth can contribute to a future which is fairer, more sustainable, more secure and more prosperous.

Given that 60 percent of the Commonwealth’s population are under the age of 30, Heads of Government affirmed that youth empowerment, as well as gender equality, are critical in realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) and the aspirations of the Commonwealth Charter.

Considering that small states constitute over 60 percent of the Commonwealth’s membership, Heads of Government recognised that the Commonwealth has always been a strong advocate for the causes of small states, and has consistently raised international awareness of their inherent vulnerabilities. Heads recognised that the strength of the Commonwealth lay in the collaboration among its member countries, people-to-people organisations and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

In this context, Heads of Government made the following political commitments and agreed to these practical actions. 

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué “Towards a Common Future”

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Leaders’ Statement 2018

The fifty-three member countries of the Commonwealth met at Windsor Castle on 20 April, 2018, at the generous invitation of Her Majesty The Queen.  As Her Majesty enters her seventh decade as Head of the Commonwealth, CHOGM leaders’ statement put on record their continuing gratitude for the duty and commitment Her Majesty has shown to all members of the Commonwealth over those decades.  Heads of Government recognised the role of The Queen in championing the Commonwealth and its peoples. The next Head of the Commonwealth shall be His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales. Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Leaders’ Statement 2018

Declaration on the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment

Commonwealth Blue Charter         

The Nelson Mandela statue on London’s Parliament Square, a wonderful tribute from the City of London to South Africa’s iconic freedom fighter and first democratic president, symbolises our mutual friendship and respect. Mandela speech to the Palace of Westminster, 11 July, 1996.

         PUBLIC HOLIDAYS OBSERVED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION IN LONDON - 2018

      DATE

     DAY

     HOLIDAY

1 January

Monday

New Year’s Day

21 March

Wednesday

Human Rights Day

30 March

Friday

Good Friday

                                               

2 April  

Monday                              

Family Day

1 May   

Tuesday

Workers Day

 

7 May

Monday

Early May Bank Holiday

28 May

Monday

Spring Bank Holiday

9 August

Thursday

National Women’s Day

27 August

Monday

Summer Bank Holiday

24 September

Monday

Heritage Day

25 December

Tuesday

Christmas Day

26 December

Wednesday

Day of Goodwill