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Newspaper Cutting
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Model Release MR-NON
Dpi 600
Populated 1
Imported 1323334336
Subcollections ALBUM019
Media Type image
City Pietermaritzburg
Browse_path African National Congress Digital Archive/ANC Collections/Prints/Nelson Mandela Papers/Photographs Album/Raw/ALBUM019
Keywords Nelson Mandela, president, philanthropist, 78th birthday, celebration, children living with disability, Nelson Mandela Children's Fund
Creation_date 1996-07-20T00:00:00
Description A newspaper cutting from The Natal Witness documents the 78th birthday celebration of the President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, fondly known as Madiba. More than 2,000 children who are living with disability in disadvantaged communities across the county have been invited to the day-long birthday extravaganza held on the 17th July 1996 on the grounds of Hilton College near Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. In advance of the day's festivities, the invited children have been examined and treated by a team of orthopaedic specialists and physiotherapists. Many of them have been given life-changing wheelchairs. Madiba was delighted to be able to share his 100kg birthday cake, ablaze with 78 candles, with the children and their carers, circus performers who provided much of the entertainment, and other assembled guests. The event has the backing of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. Nelson Mandela was born on the 18th July 1918 in Mvezo, a small village in the Eastern Cape.
Media Id 199_111
Pixel Size 6990 x 10135
Location Hilton College
Orientation portrait
Branded_id 199_111
Property Release PR-NON
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Royalty Free no
Title Newspaper Cutting
Ingestion_path African National Congress Digital Archive/ANC Collections/Prints/Nelson Mandela Papers/Photographs Album/Raw/ALBUM019
Model_release MR-NON
Media_type image
Media_id 199_111
Pixel_size 6990 x 10135
Property_release PR-NON
Royalty_free no