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“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
SAfm presenter and one of the inaugural MTN Y’ello Rose beneficiaries Tsepiso Makwetla partnered with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and pre-eminent local film producer Anant Singh to launch a film project at the Aha Setjhaba Primary School in the Free State yesterday, 4 September.
As we enter the month of July, Nelson Mandela’s birth month and the month that brings us Mandela Day, each one of us will begin to reflect on how we are going to do our little bit in service of others.
Pick n Pay and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory have joined arms to help South Africans answer Nelson Mandela’s call to ‘Take Action and Inspire Change’.
From July 1 to 17, Pick n Pay Hypermarkets and stores will have collection points for the public to drop off books for the Mandela Day book drive. The books will be handed over to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on 18 July, Mandela Day.
South African musicians, television and radio personalities, representatives from government, dignitaries, leaders in big business and members of the media gathered today at Uncle Tom’s Centre at the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando, Soweto, to commemorate the official launch of Nelson Mandela International Day 2012.
Kicking off Nelson Mandela International Day 2012, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is going back to where it all began, in Soweto, by inspiring the youth through education.
For two years now, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has been meeting with a group of companies, namely Companies for Mandela Day, to discuss Nelson Mandela Day activities that can be incorporated into their employee volunteering programmes.
Nelson Mandela International Day 2012 kicked off with a bang as a number of South Africa’s big-name celebrities joined the drive to do good and transform South Africa and the rest of the world into a better place for all.
To take the lead and get the ball rolling for Nelson Mandela Day 2012, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, the Mandela Day team and several high-profile artists participated in their own good Mandela Day action during the launch of Nelson Mandela Day 2012 on 23 May.
The media are invited to cover the launch of Nelson Mandela International Day 2012, which takes place on 23 May.