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The City of Mandela in Italy 


From 18-20 July the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of South Africa’s freedom and Democracy in collaboration with Isola Del Cinema in Tiberina (located along the Lungotevere River) and Mandela City (40 min outside Rome).
The events included
1.    Tribute evening dedicated to former President Nelson Mandela at the Isola del Cinema on the 18th  with special performance by Mi Casa and the showcasing of Mandela films: Long Walk to Freedom and Invictus;
2.    A 6.7 km marathon at Mandela City on the 19th and an evening at the Isola showcasing SA films Cry the Beloved Country and Drum; and
3.    A tribute to Miriam Makeba at the Isola Del Cinema showcasing Sarafina and Mama Africa films on the 20th  

Finally, the Mission collaborated with Artevita Mastronantonio to have two South African Chefs: Arnold Stuurman and Daniel Toledo who cooked South African food.  Two of the most popular dishes have been incorporated into Bacco in Tevere’s menu (restaurant) for the rest of the summer period of the Isola Del Cinema.

Mi Casa with Ambassador Tambo and President of the Isola Mr Giorgio Ginori 
Mi Casa with Ambassador Tambo and President of the Isola Mr Giorgio Ginori

Mi Casa and audience dancing  
Mi Casa and audience dancing
South African Chefs Arnold Stuurman, Daniel Toledo and Paolo Scalla at Bacco in Tevere 
South African Chefs: Arnold Stuurman, Daniel Toledo and Paolo Scalla at Bacco in Tevere
 Main Cinema where the movie was shown

Main Cinema where the movie was shown
 

City square dedicated to Nelson Mandela and presented with Honorary Citizenship 
City square dedicated to Nelson Mandela and presented with Honorary Citizenship

Ambassador Tambo, President of the Region, Mayor of Mandela and Mayor of surround village during the opening of the marathon 
Ambassador Tambo, President of the Region, Mayor of Mandela and Mayor of surround village during the opening of the marathon

Marathon participants: 6.7 km for the adults and 670m for children 
Marathon participants: 6.7 km for the adults and 670m for children
 Medals and certificates of participation presented to participants

Medals and certificates of participation presented to participants

City of Mandela 
City of Mandela
 Serenade by the City of Mandela Choir

Serenade by the City of Mandela Choir
 Wine tasting event at the Isola Del Cinema

Wine tasting event at the Isola Del Cinema
Wine tasting event at the Isola Del Cinema with Sommelier  
Wine tasting event at the Isola Del Cinema with Sommelier

 

SA Embassy Rome, Italy

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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January/February 2020

 
 
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