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It has been a long time in the making, with much fund-raising undertaken and more still to go, but the ground has finally been broken to build the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital. It is Madiba's last and fondest wish, and will be a living testament to his legacy.
Nelson Mandela has devoted a great deal of his time and resources since his release from prison to improving the lives of children around the world, but particularly in South Africa. He has given his own salary and prize money, and set up the Children's Fund to help the younger, more vulnerable members of society.
• The women in Madiba's life
A fifth of the cash needed to build the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital has already been raised, and construction is to begin in the new year. Children's Month was marked with a day of fun in the sun on the site of the new facility.