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Nelson Mandela spends 95th birthday in hospital

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2013 | 8:41 AM

Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour.

South Africans are being urged to match the former president and anti-apartheid leader's 67 years of public service with 67 minutes of charitable acts.

Mandela, who is in critical but stable condition with a recurring lung infection, entered hospital on June 8.

Yesterday, his daughter Zindzi said he had made dramatic progress.

Mandela's birthday is also Nelson Mandela International Day, a day declared by the UN as a way to recognise the Nobel Prize winner's contribution to reconciliation.

As part of the day’s activities in Jamaica, the youth and culture ministry is undertaking a project at the Metcalfe Street Juvenile Correctional Centre for Boys in downtown Kingston in partnership with the South African High Commission.

The activity will include an audio visual presentation on the life and work of Nelson Mandela; artistic presentations by the children of the Metcalfe Street Centre; an interactive discussion led by the National Centre for Youth Development; and a talk by youth minister Lisa Hanna.


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