House of Commons
NELSON MANDELA SCOTTISH MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
EDM #1534
Tabled 17 July 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that 18 July 2018 is the centenary of the birth of the great Nelson Mandela, and sends its best wishes to millions in South Africa and around the world for Mandela Day; further notes that Mandela Day is an opportunity to remember the role played by the UK Anti-Apartheid Movement, which was crucial in defeating racial segregation in South Africa; notes that the city of Glasgow was the first of nine cities in the UK to award Nelson Mandela the Freedom of the City while he was still in prison; acknowledges that Glasgow renamed St George's Place in the city to Nelson Mandela Place, a significant move as the then South African Consulate General occupied the Stock Exchange Building in that street; commends the work of the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation, whose aims are to create a statue of Nelson Mandela in Glasgow, increase knowledge and awareness of his life and legacy, and the role of Glasgow and Scotland in the worldwide campaign for his release, and against apartheid; supports the fundraising efforts to raise £250,000 to create a statue; and encourages people to contribute generously to the campaign.

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