Amsterdam joins international Mandela day

Finally, The Netherlands launched its own edition of the International Nelson Mandela Day. Last Saturday, July 18, 2015, the Amsterdam based Kwaku Summer Festival was the meeting point for Mandela friends and admirers. ZAM, the South African Embassy, Afrovibes, South African Tourism, Maandblad Zuid-Afrika and, last but not least, the local ‘Samen door Mandela’ initiative gathered at a special pavilion. The audience was entertained by speakers, musicians (Berita! Tutu Poane!), poets (Diana Ferrus! Gideon!), writers (Kirby van der Merwe!) and fashionistas from Rotterdam in Eastern Cape outfits.

Hundreds of copies of the special commemorative ZAM Nelson Mandela edition were handed to the audience. With boerewors, wine and lots of dancing the party went on until late.

View photo impression of the day HERE.