Public scams

Public scams

Fraudulent activity

There are a number of scams perpetrated in Nelson Mandela’s name, or in the name of one of his charity organisations.

These scams undermine the legacy of Nelson Mandela as well as the continued work of his charities.

Below are scams that have been brought to the Centre’s attention.

If you are aware of any scams being perpetrated under the name of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory or its Founder, please contact us.


With so much interest in Nelson Mandela’s life and with so much being written and said about him, it is no wonder that there are a number of misconceptions about Nelson Mandela, his life and what he may or may not have said.

Below are also some of the common misrepresentations about Mr Mandela.