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On 30 March 2013, Sunderland Association Football Club (AFC) will face Manchester United in a Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, United Kingdom. This event has been titled “Nelson Mandela Day”, in celebration of Sunderland AFC’s recent collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Friday 30 November marked the opening of the 21st Mandela Day Container Library at Kebinelang Middle School in Manthe village (near Hartswater), in the North West province, five hours west of Johannesburg.
“Young people read comics. The hope is that the elementary reading of comics will lead them to the joy of reading books. That joy has been mine all my life, and it’s one I wish for all South Africans.” – Nelson Mandela
Thursday, 22 November marked the opening of the 20th Mandela Day Library, at MC Weiler Primary School in Alexandra, Gauteng.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012 saw the opening of the 19th Mandela Day Container Library at the Mitchell Heights Primary School in Mitchells Plain near Cape Town.
The library was sponsored by Tata Steel Limited (a company in India), and one of their executives flew out from Calcutta especially for the occasion.
Seventeen-year-old Alex Brooker of Sussex, UK never dreamt he’d be chosen from over 12 000 volunteers to travel to South Africa to visit the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.
Learners from Theo Wassenaar Primary School in Robertsham, south of Gauteng, visited the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory recently to hand over a special birthday gift for Nelson Mandela.
The ethos of International Nelson Mandela Day is to take action and inspire change – not just on Madiba’s birthday, but every day.
Across the globe individuals and groups take part in Mandela Day in various ways, from helping out at care centres and schools to planting trees and handing out food parcels to those in need.
Friday, 7 September marked the opening of the fourth Mandela Day container library of 2012, at Lulekani Primary School in the rural community of Lulekani, near Phalaborwa, Limpopo province.
The 16th Mandela Day container library (the third one of 2012) was opened at Parkdene Primary School in Kraaifontein, Western Cape, on 6 September 2012.