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Canon Collins E-News July 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Dear Friends,

July was a month of Mandela Centenary celebrations, both in South Africa and in the UK. The Centenary Exhibition opened at the Southbank Centre in London to commemorate Mandela's life and legacy to great success, and the Canon Collins team in London celebrated the 18th July with an event at the Canon Collins London offices in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, where Ipeleng Khunou, gave an inspiring speech about continuing Mandela's legacy and his completion of the Two Oceans half marathon on crutches in 2018.  

In mid July, we held our UK scholars' lunch at our London offices. where many scholars presented their research in public health and environmental studies. It was an opportunity for UK Canon Collins scholars to catch up and to reflect on how their research can contribute to social change in the southern Africa region. 

July was also a month of big changes for our two main partners, the Legal Resources Centre and Equal Education, who both saw the introduction of new leadership. EE also won an extremely important victory in their campaign for school infrastructure in the Eastern Cape when the Bhisho court ruled that delays by the government in providing school infrastructure were unconstitutional.

We are also thrilled that the Canon Collins Conference videos are now up on our youtube channel, so please do check them out!

Thank you for your continued support of Canon Collins scholars and partners, 
 
Best wishes,
 
 
Katie Connan
 
Learning, Knowledge and Communications Executive 

 

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