GCIS PHOTOS: A Pick of the Best Pics So Far from a Very Special Day in South Africa

These fabulous photos from South Africa’s communications system (GCIS) tell a story of hope and show the recognition and celebration of all that Nelson Mandela stood for, on what would’ve been his 100th birthday today, and the promise to continue his legacy…

All photos have been taken in the past 24 hours (17/18 July 2018).

Dancers at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture:


President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the “Night of 100 words” banquet organised by The Nelson Mandela Foundation and ABSA in honour of Former President Nelson Mandela’s Centenary, Nasrec

Soweto Gospel Choir render an item during the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture (Watch them sing the South African national anthem below.)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu in jovial spirits…

Former President Barak Obama addresses the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

President Cyril Ramaphosa receives a courtesy call from Representative of The Elders and former United Nations Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan, ahead of the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture (with Barack Obama and billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson to his left).

Cheers Mr Former President…

Former US President Barack Obama addressing the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture gala dinner held in Nazrec, Johannesburg.17/07/2018 Kopano Tlape GCIS

And again, cheers…

Former US President Barack Obama addressing the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture gala dinner held in Nazrec, Johannesburg.17/07/2018 Kopano Tlape GCIS

A wonderful moment as Former President Barak Obama meets Former President Mandela’s wife Graca Machel…

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by United States President Barack Obama at the Wanderers Stadium in Illovo, Johannesburg.17/07/2018 Kopano Tlape GCIS
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by United States President Barack Obama at the Wanderers Stadium in Illovo, Johannesburg.17/07/2018 Kopano Tlape GCIS

WATCH The Soweto Gospel Choir perform South Africa’s National Anthem…

Sjoe, goosebumps. Watch from about 0'30" – celebrating Mandela's centenary (which is today) with the Soweto Gospel Choir singing South Africa's national anthem yesterday…

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Wednesday, July 18, 2018