South African President Nelson Mandela takes a 6 am walking along Park Lane, accompanied by his bodyguards, during a visit to London, July 1996. He is wearing a track suit in the South African national colours, with the Olympic logo on them. (Photo by Tom Stoddart/Getty Images)
Mandela Remembrance Walk Goes Completely Virtual

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture & Recreation have taken the decision to make the annual Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run a completely virtual event this year.

The event, which honours and remembers the contribution of Nelson Mandela, was due to take place at the Union Buildings on 5 December, with a reduced number of 1000 physical participants. But, in the wake of rising Covid infection numbers in Gauteng, organisers are urging all participants who have registered and who still wish to participate to do so virtually from wherever they are.

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A small, private wreath laying ceremony will be held at the Union Buildings to mark the eighth anniversary of Madiba’s passing.

Participants who have registered and who still wish to take part in the Walk and Run, which is held to raise funds in support of the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, can still enter online for the five-kilometre walk or the 10 and 21-kilometre runs at

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