An intergenerational dialogue to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the capture of Nelson Mandela

The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has partnered with the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum together with Umngeni Municipality to host an intergenerational dialogue in commemoration of the 60th anniversary since the capture of our former President,  Nelson Mandela.

05 August 1962 was a fateful day for the liberation struggle stalwart, when he disguised as a driver of a car on the old main road which is just 5kms away from Howick but was unfortunately  captured and arrested by the apartheid forces following a tip-off. The arrest led to his Rivonia Treason Trial and sentence of 27 years incarceration.

The intergenerational dialogue is a way of raising awareness around the rich legacy of Nelson Mandela and our liberation heritage. The NHC through the Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route programme seeks to involve the public to reflect collaboratively on our history of Resistance and Liberation against the colonial and apartheid rule.

The Mayor of Umngeni Municipality, Cllr. Christopher Pappas will deliver a welcome address at the opening of the intergeneration dialogue.

Date: Thursday, 25 August 2022

Time: 11h00 – 15h00

Venue: Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum

Part of the panellist for the dialogue includes;

Dr Graham Dominy – NHC Council Member

Dr Dumisani Ngcobo- Director: Heritage KZN Sport, Arts and Culture

Ms Dorcas Ettang- UKZN Political Science Senior Lecturer  and

Mr Thulisa Ndlela- Board member of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)

Nelson Mandela contributed immensely to the liberation of oppressed South Africans and his legacy should always be recognized to build a better society of the country.

To participate in the dialogue virtually, join us via Zoom and click here:

For media RSVPs, please contact Ms Tebogo Shilakwe: 084 597 8881, email: or contact Ms Thuli Mtolo: 0793509177 or email:

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