A simple solution to the problem of a shortage of library facilities is to provide one – in a box!
Breadline Africa RSA, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, launched a project in 2011 that identified primary schools that were in dire need of library facilities. Since then, this has been achieved through the placing of repurposed shipping containers to supply an almost-instant library facility.
On Sunday 13 July, a few days before Nelson Mandela International Day, Kaya FM will be hosting its second Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day at the Polo Fields, Waterfall Estate in Sunninghill, Gauteng.
67 houses in one week ... This is the primary construction target set by Habitat for Humanity SA in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation for International Nelson Mandela Build Week, an ambitious project that will run from 14 to 18 July 2014 in Pelican Park, the largest integrated development project in the Western Cape.
The pride, passion and tradition of sport is what connects us as individuals, families, communities and nations. Indeed, sport has the capacity to bring people together in ways that transcend boundaries of language, culture, nationality, age, sex, race and social standing.
On 5 April 2014, HOPE Worldwide and its local community partner, the Philisa Isizwe Foundation, hosted 250 children at their kids' club in Diepsloot in celebration of International Children’s Book Day for Mandela Day.
On 8 April 2014, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will officially launch the Nelson Mandela International Day Campaign 2014 at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton, Johannesburg.
In celebration of global icon Mr Mandela’s 95th birthday, Tiger Brands, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and the Department of Basic Education (DBE), distributed 2 500 food parcels at underprivileged schools in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo provinces.
On 19 July 2013, struggle veteran Andrew Mlangeni capped days of commemorations and celebrations around former President Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday by ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
On behalf the Chairman, the Board of Trustees and the staff at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Mandela family, Honourable President Zuma, the South African Government with special mention of the Department of International Relations and related missions, his Excellency the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Andrew Mlangeni, our sister organisations and donors, members of the media, and corporate and public citizens both locally and internationally for the phenomenal support and action taken for Nelson Mandela International Day 2013.
Pupils at Saheti School in Johannesburg embraced the opportunity to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day by giving of their time and service to improve the lives of others.