Media personality, Maps Maponyane has embraced the challenge to Be The Legacy, as he MC’s the iMadiba project unveiling in Nelson Mandela Square.
Maps Maponyane has taken up the challenge to continue Nelson Mandela’s legacy as he spearheaded the iMadiba project unveiling today in Sandton, Johannesburg. After spending yesterday’s ‘Mandela Day’ with the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation, an organisation which uses sport to address social ills, Maponyane has spent today speaking on Mandela’s legacy.
The City of Joburg Department of Economic Development tweeted this about Maponyane’s performance as MC of the event: “Media personality @MapsMaponyane doing an amazing job as the MC and sharing insights on #Mandela and his legacy during the unveiling of the iMadiba installations at the #NelsonMandelaSquare…”
The iMadiba project was conceptualised and created by Stellenbosch-based photographer and artist, Erhardt Thiel. The installations are micro museums which are a recreation of Madiba’s Robben Island cell, but the walls have intentionally been broken down. The installations have been set up with the hope that they will help people to break down social barriers and build strong foundations for a better and brighter future. These micro museums have already been planted in the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha, the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu and the Nelson Mandela Gateway to the Robben Island Museum at the Waterfront in Cape Town. Four more installations will be set up this month, including todays, at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton.