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Helping hands, full stomachs: food parcels for Mandela Day, with the DP World Lions cricket team

South Africa is faced with a range of challenges, from unemployment, poverty and the rising cost of living. This contributes extensively to food insecurity and hunger, as food becomes expensive and inaccessible, more and more households experience hunger and food inadequacy.

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Mandela’s vision and the SDGs: A blueprint for equity and alleviating poverty

Mark your calendar for July 18th, 2024, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. TEDxJohannesburgSalon: 17 Global Goals awaits you at GIBS. Secure your spot by purchasing tickets here. Be part of a day that celebrates collaboration, inspiration, and the enduring legacy of Nelson Mandela.

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What happened to 67 Minutes?

Nelson Mandela Day is perhaps best known for its slogan, “67 Minutes of Service,” but did you know where that came from and why it is no longer the slogan?

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Nelson Mandela International Day 2024: Joining hands, connecting communities

This year, as we celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day, the Foundation takes a global perspective. Rather than merely commemorating Mandela’s birthday, we honour his legacy by actively engaging in community projects. It’s a call he made back in 2009 — one that resonates deeply with the commitment to action over celebration and talkshops.

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Nine reasons to volunteer this Mandela Day

“The spirit of volunteering has evolved beyond simple "do-gooding" to an imperative for making sustainable, lasting impacts within our communities.” – Kneo Mokgopa, Manager: Narrative Development

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10 things to do on Mandela Day

This year, it is still in your hands to combat poverty and inequity! Here’s a helpful list of 10 things you can do this Mandela Day to honour our beloved icon, Nelson Mandela.

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Mandela Day coding tournament is back!

On 18 July 2024, Tangible Africa will again host its Mandela Day Coding Tournament. After a successful tournament in 2023 that saw 16 000 learners coding in over 70 sites across South Africa and abroad, this year’s slogan is “30 000 learners celebrating 30 years of democracy”.

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Mandela Day Library road trip

Often the restocking of libraries gives the Mandela Day Library project an ideal opportunity to touch base with schools and see how the libraries it has previously established in schools are being run.

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Mpumalanga primary school’s Mandela Day Library ends 35-year wait

After 35 years of waiting, an Mpumalanga primary school opened its first real library on 13 March 2024, thanks to the Mandela Day Library project.

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Mandela Day and Outreach Programme's Women’s Month activities

On Saturday, the 26th of August 2023, the Mandela Day and Outreach Programme participated in two events in commemoration of Women’s Month.

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Lenasia school gets a Mandela Day gift

As part of its efforts to “make every day a Mandela Day”, Skillcraft Agencies recently donated a toolkit to the maintenance crew at Sharicrest Primary School in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg.

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Johannesburg’s SAHETI School commemorates Mandela Day

Pupils from preschool to matric at Johannesburg’s SAHETI School commemorated Nelson Mandela International Day last week.