Mandela and I

July 17 · 14:30 · Thalia Theater · Estrada das Laranjeiras 205, Lisbon · Free Entrance (limited seats)

Conference that has the support of the Secretariat of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education and will follow a“Ted Talk” model.

Presentations by national and international guests on the impact that the example of Nelson Mandela has had on their lives, either through personal contact or through intergenerational inspiration among the younger ones.



14h30 Reception of guests and participants

15h00 Opening Session

Rui Marques – President of IPAV / Ubuntu Leaders Academy

Mmamokwena Gaoretelelwe – South Africa Ambassador in Portugal

Fernando Medina – President of the Lisbon City Council

Fernanda Rollo – Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education

15h30 Guest Speakers

D. Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo – 1996 Nobel Peace Prize (East Timor)

John Carlin – Journalist, author “Invictus – Playing with the enemy” (UK)

Willie Esterhuyse – Stenllenbosh University (South Africa)

António Mateus – Journalist of RTP and author (Portugal)

Julian Marin – Centro Fé y Culturas (Colombia)

Eugénia Quaresma – Ubuntu Leaders Academy (Portugal)

Nuno Delgado – President of Nuno Delgado Judo School (Portugal)

Martin Kalangu-Banda – Author “Leading like Madiba” (Zambia)

John Volmink – President of Ubuntu Global Network (South Africa)

18h30 Book launch “The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela”, Porto Editora publishing

Representative from Porto Editora

Francisco Seixas da Costa – Ambassador

António Mateus – Journalist of RTP and author

21h15* Gospel Collective, presents a **group with 20 voices, 3 musicians and the special participation of Khalaf

22h00* “Invictus” movie (open air showing)


*Venue: Largo do Município

**Group composition:


Bárbara Wahnon
Anastácia Carvalho
Liliana Lourenço Pereira
Rita Pinho Celise
Manuel Sofia Alves
Isabel Novella


Selma Uamusse
Ana Mendes
Jessica Furtado
Melitsa Duarte
Elisabete Luís
Andreia Fernandes
Nicole Pereira
Débora Campos


Jorge Pereira
Mirza Lauchand
Paulo Sá e Silva
António Gomes
Jeremias D’Alva Teixeira


André Mendes
Gonçalo Santos
Augusto Macedo

The themes that will be interpreted

1 - Miriam Makeba e Hugh Masekela – Soweto blues
2 - The Specials AKA – Nelson Mandela
3 - Hugh Masekela – Bring Him Back Home
4 - Johnny Clegg & Savuka – Asimbonanga
5 - Oh Freedom
6 - Nkosi Sikelel Iafrika