PRESS RELEASE: SAFA keeping the Madiba legacy alive

The South African Football Association (SAFA) and the South African Senior Men’s National Team, Bafana Bafana, visited the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH), the flagship project of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (the Fund). This is ahead of the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge where the team will be playing in an international friendly match against Mali. This will be the first time the nations clash in this competition. Nelson Mandela Bay City will host this […]

Sri Chinmoy Peace Run visits the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

Johannesburg – On Wednesday the 23 September 2019, runners from across four continents formed part of the world’s longest relay for peace, the Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, which stopped at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. Established in 1987, the Oneness-Peace Run came about as a way of promoting understanding and the founding of harmonious relationships between people of all nations, faiths and cultures. Past participants in the global relay include the likes of Nelson Mandela, […]

A Tribute To Mr Isaac Motaung On Behalf of NMCF and NMCHT

Isaac Motaung was not only a great friend but one of our greatest champions. His mark as a staunch supporter of Mr Mandela’s children’s legacy organisations can never be erased. Isaac facilitated the relationship between the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (the Fund) and Pick ‘n Pay, and garnered support for its flagship project, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH). Through his unwavering dedication, Pick ‘n Pay became a key donor during the development stages of, […]

PRESS RELEASE: Jacaranda FM and The Bug with the Big Heart raise funds for 67 Heart Surgeries at NMCH

Two initiatives launched on Mandela Day have raised a combined R2,7 million handed over to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital today to support heart surgeries at the hospital.  R1.8 million of the funds was raised through Jacaranda FM’s Good Morning Angels on Breakfast with Martin Bester from pledges made by the station’s listeners on 18 July, International Mandela Day.  Launched on the same day was the Boikanyo Bug, 1970s-model VW Beetle by the Boikanyo Foundation […]

Saving the Hearts of Little Heroes

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) has partnered with Abbott’s Little Heroes campaign to fix defects in the hearts of children admitted at the facility. Little Heroes is an international campaign and a first in Europe by the global healthcare company dedicated to supporting children born with congenital heart defects.  The launch involved procedures to fix defects in children at the hospital’s state-of-the-art Catheterisation laboratory (Cath lab), from 29 July – 02 August, and will be […]


ANNOUNCEMENT SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Canada in collaboration with Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is offering opportunities to South African healthcare providers working with children in government healthcare facilities to advance their training or skills in their specialty or sub-specialty at SickKids Hospital. The primary focus is to empower those who will be working at NMCH or will be rotating or attached to the hospital in one form or another. The training will include joining a […]