The Nelson Mandela foundation held the 2018 Nelson Mandela annual lecture on the 17th of July 2018. Former president of the United States of America Mr Barack Obama was nominated to deliver the 16th annual Nelson Mandela lecture as he was found to possess so much passion when coming to the topic of unity and active citizenship.
The lecture was in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation. The event was held at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Illovo Johannesburg.
The Nelson Mandela foundation had announced on their website that the 16th lecture was said to focus on creating conditions for bridging divides, working across ideological lines and resisting oppression and inequality.
An invitation was extended to the massess to attend as they did in numbers.