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Newspaper Cutting
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Media Type image
Subcollections ALBUM019
Keywords Nelson Mandela, president, philanthropist, 78th birthday, celebration, children living with disability, Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, newspaper report
City Pietermaritzburg
Browse_path African National Congress Digital Archive/ANC Collections/Prints/Nelson Mandela Papers/Photographs Album/Raw/ALBUM019
Model Release MR-NON
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Dpi 600
Populated 1
Royalty Free no
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Property Release PR-NON
Ingestion_path African National Congress Digital Archive/ANC Collections/Prints/Nelson Mandela Papers/Photographs Album/Raw/ALBUM019
Title Newspaper Cutting
Description A front-page article described the 78th birthday celebrations 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 were 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 were examined and treated by a team of orthopaedic specialists and physiotherapists. Many of them were 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.
Creation_date 1996-07-20T00:00:00
Media Id 199_144
Pixel Size 6949 x 6481
Branded_id 199_144
Location Hilton College
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Media_id 199_144
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