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The evolution of Bill Gates

Ahead of the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, to be given on 17 July, the eve of Mandela Day, we profile this year's speaker, philanthropist...

Bill Gates to deliver 2016 Nelson Mandela Lecture

Since the inaugural Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in 2003, speakers have been notable global leaders in their field – be it politics, human rights or economics. This year will be no different. Microsoft co-founder and global philanthropist Bill Gates will deliver the 14th annual lecture on the eve of Mandela Day.

Do your bit on Mandela Day

Each year, on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, people around the world are encouraged to give up 67 minutes of their time to improving the world for everyone. We’ve rounded up a few options of where you can do your good deeds.