“Renewing the Mandela legacy and promoting active citizenship in a changing world” is the theme under which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting activities to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Tamira Browne, a Member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Centennial Celebrations, said some of the events that are expected to take place over the next week: On Sunday- a centennial relay and message to the churches, rally and freedom songs concert and on Monday momentous lecture under the patronage of the South African High Commissioner.

Ms. Browne said a Nelson Mandela dress day is also one of the activities planned and a number of schools and community groups are also involved in other activities to commemorate the South African icon.