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 “To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars in the very bottom of hardship” By W.E.B. Du Bois    |    “A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.” By Fidel Castro    |    “The civilization of the twentieth century cannot be universal except by being a dynamic synthesis of all the cultural values of all civilizations. It will be monstrous unless it is seasoned with the salt of negri-tude, for it will be without the savor of humanity.” By Leopold Senghor

Westerford High School pupils take history lessons from the former President – 8 July 2015

Uprisings, but not Reawakenings – Article by former President Thabo Mbeki – 5 July 2015

Africa Day - Africans must put themselves to work to fix the continent, 26 May 2015

Distinguished Nobel Peace Laureate, Mohamed ElBaradei, engages with students at UJ student – 26 May 2015

Welcome Remarks by Dr Molapo Qhobela during Africa Day media breakfast




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Vision and Mission


The vision of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation is to be a catalyst for the achievement of an African Renaissance by mobilizing Africa's progressive forces and creating a platform for dialogue to promote the birth of a continental social movement driven by a new cadre of leaders dedicated to Africa's political, social and economic development.


To be the catalyst for progressive change for the achievement of an African Renaissance.

Did You Know

The Freedom Charter was adopted in South Africa 60 years ago on 26 June 1955 at a Congress of the People in Kliptown. Roughly three thousand delegates attended the meeting. The document is characterized by its opening demand; The People Shall Govern!.

In the same year, the Bandung Conference was held bringing together representatives of 29 governments of Asian and African nations. The 1955 Bandung Conference was an important step towards the formation of the