The Nelson Mandela Foundation was founded by Nelson Mandela soon after he stepped down as President of South Africa in 1999. Its mission was to support his continuing work for a wide range of charitable causes. In 2006 the Foundation's Board of Trustees adopted a new vision for the organisation: the Foundation, through its Centre of Memory and Dialogue as its core work, contributes to the making of a just society by promoting the vision, values and work of its Founder and by convening dialogue around critical social issues. The Centre delivers to the world an integrated information resource on the life and times of Nelson Mandela and draws on this resource to provide a safe and non-partisan space for public discourse.

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