Mandela Day activities around South Africa

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For Nelson Mandela Day 2011, the entire country is mobilising to donate 67 minutes of their time towards making a positive contribution to society. Below is a list of projects, events and activities that are taking place around the country:

  • SAA, Mandela Day & Kids: book reading and story-telling by Gcina Mhlope and the Chairperson of SAA, Cheryl Carolus to address 93 children from 9 provinces, Johannesburg, July 16.
  • Cape Town city legacy event: sale of a canvas and announcement of a legacy project of renovating the City Hall, Cape Town, July 16.
  • Dept of Arts and Culture in partnership with SABC: panel discussion on the Madiba’s legacy titled “Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Madiba”. The discussion will be broadcast live on Weekend Live, Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Johannesburg, July 17.
  • Katy Katapodis, 702 – Book handover to school: Saheti School learners handing over books to Bertrams Junior Primary School, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Johannesburg, July 17.
  • Ekhaya Neighbourhood and Every Human Has Rights, soccer tournament in Hillbrow. Members of the Bafana Bafana team will be making a surprise visit on the day, July 17, Johannesburg.
  • Impilo Place of Safety, 67 Minutes of Service. Participants are requested to bring a tin of Nan or packet of Huggies. Glenhazel, Johannesburg, July 17.
  • Lalela Project: arts project on reconciliation culmination event hosted by Andrea Kerzner, One and Only Hotel, Cape Town, July 18.
  • Eastern Cape Legislature: Mandela Day event in Bhisho, July 18.
  • UNDP, Visit to SOS Mamelodi, Pretoria, July 18.
  • Bikers for Mandela Day press conference to mark the end of the 8 day bikers run in 4 provinces, Pretoria, July 18.
  • Parliamentary Mandela Day Event: Main national event, Limpopo: keynote speaker Pres. Jacob Zuma, Giyani, Limpopo, July 18.
  • Container Library opening, Tsakane Primary School. To be attended by Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, Tsakane, Johannesburg, July 18.
  • City of Johannesburg activity Orange Farm, Johannesburg, July 18.
  • Food Agriculture & Natural Policy Analysis Network at Potter’s House, 288 Burgerspark Lane, Tshwane, 18 July.
  • City of Matlosana; work plus a lecture, Matlosana, July 18.
  • Pick and Pay Benmore, children’s activity, Johannesburg, July 18.
  • Mandela Day Soccer tournament, Hillbrow. Organised by Ekhaya Neighbourhood and Every Human has Rights, Johannesburg, July 18.
  • Department of Labour – Gauteng - visiting a children’s home in Atteridgeville called Leamogetswe Safety home, Tshwane, July 18.
  • Teach SA in partnership with Lupi Ncayisa Foundation will be giving away new school shoes to learners at Zonkizizwe Secondary School in Katlehong. Teach SA will also mark the 67 initiative where 2011 Teach Ambassadors will undertake the task of mentoring 1 learner for one year. This initiative is in partnership with Teach’s media partner, Kaya fm, Johannesburg, July 18.
  • Videovision Entertainment will be visiting Street-Wize and presenting them with the following; Clothing for the children; A month's supply of provisions (food and other grocery items); Birthday cake (celebrating Madiba's Birthday). On Sunday, 24 July, Videovision Enterprises will take all 55 of the children from Street-Wize to the cinema where after they will be treated to lunch, Durban, July 18.
  • Rights for Rhinos:  Their Mandela Day action involved two Game Rangers Conservationists (Paul Jennings and Sboniso Phakathi) who have both been been involved in anti-poaching 2000km, from Musina to Cape Town between Monday 9 May 2011 and Sunday 31 July 2011. They will be crossing by ferry early morning to Robben Island to give back their 67 minutes for Madiba by presenting to the ECO school (which is about to be closed down – we are hoping this will also raise awareness to help save the school), staff members and Island community, Cape Town, July 18.
  • Nelson Mandela Square together with SAFM are engaged in the collecting non-perishable foodstuffs. This will be taken to the Ithlokomeleng Old Age Home in Alexandra on Mandela Day itself, 18 July. In conjunction with SAFM, Johannesburg, July 18.
  • Gandhi Development Trust  & DUT,  Durban will be engaged in the Umgeni River Mouth Clean Up Project. The work will involve picking up litter and debris from this delicate and sensitive area, together with learners from schools and students from the Environment Society of DUT, Durban, July 18.
  • SABC – opening of school for the disabled, Gugulethu, Cape Town, July 18.
  • Container Library Opening, Aha Sechaba Primary School, Parys, Free State, July 20.
  • ABSA Mandela Day Project – Carter Primary School, delivery of books with ABSA CEO Maria Ramos, Johannesburg, July 21.
  • Container Library Opening, Wellington, Western Cape, July 25.
  • Container Library Opening, Highflasts, KwaZulu-Natal.
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