Nelson Mandela Museum in partnership with Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute and Vodacom will co-host a dialogue in recognition of Charlotte Maxeke’s role in the Male dominant political and Traditional terrain.

The dialogue will be streamed live on Keith Ngesi and Nelson Mandela Museum social media pages on the 26th of August 2021 between 14h00 to 17h00.

The dialogue will further look at the current social, educational, economic and political challenges faced by women.

The Year 2021 marks One Hundred and fifty years of South Africa’s great woman Charlotte Makgomo Mannya Maxeke birth right. In honour of her birth right the museum set a centre stage for Women of her calibre to look on her legacy and how women can make strides in the male dominated terrain.

The theme of the day is: Charlotte Maxeke: “The Woman of Firsts”. This year’s theme is influenced by her passion in education as she was a first black woman to achieve BSC degree in 1901, being a woman who served in the kings’ court under King Sabatha Dalindyebo of Abathembu, recognition of her attendance and contribution to the first African National Congress conference in 1912, recognition of being a co-initiator, organizer and first president of the Bantu Women’s League founded in 1918 and later became the ANC Women’s league.

This dialogue will resuscitate her ideals and encourage women to become independent in order to be recognised for the betterment of their lives.

The lecture will feature:

  1. Dr Sebolele Mokapela
  2. Prof Lindelwa Majova
  3. Mrs. Koleka Ndamase
  4. Dr Thozama April
  5. Dr Lesley Ann Foster
  6. Dr Mary Okumu

The event will be held at the Nelson Mandela Museum at the Corner of Owen Street & Nelson Mandela Drive in Mthatha on the 26th of August 2021 from 14h00 to 17h00.

To be part of this event you can Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 563 521 0404 -

Passcode: MAXEKE

RSVP: fumanekile Wisani

Email: fumanekile@nelsonmandelamuseum.org.za

Contact: 047 501 9514 Cell: 076 8429432

For any information regarding this communication, please do not hesitate to communicate with the Senior Manager: Public Engagement and Marketing on 072 791 3493 or email Nontlahla@nelsonmandelamuseum.org.za