Mandela Day book drives

Mandela Day initiatives continue to make a significant difference in many lives, with over 800-million people reached globally since July this year.

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NMF joins city clean-up

The Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, in partnership with Pikitup, recently launched a monthly clean-up campaign in Yeoville. The project encourages community members to take part in the initiative. The clean-up campaign seeks to assist in the reduction of crime and litter within the Johannesburg area. Mashaba said no investors will show interest in a dirty city, thus the need to establish the project.

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The Elders launch global campaign on Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, and The Elders, a group of respected international leaders working together for peace and human rights, marked the organisation’s 10th birthday on Nelson Mandela International Day by launching a global initiative to continue Mandela’s “long walk to freedom”.

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#ActionAgainstPoverty needed even more after Western Cape Fires

The past week’s devastating fires in the Knysna area and destructive Cape Town storm have compounded the dire need already crippling many disadvantaged South African communities. This brings substance to the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s new “Action against poverty” theme for Nelson Mandela International Day (Mandela Day).

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Mandela Day: #ActionAgainstPoverty

Unless South Africans tackle poverty, Nelson Mandela’s dream of a society in which all are equal is “just a dream”, said Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive Sello Hatang. He was speaking at the public launch of a new strategic direction for Nelson Mandela International Day (Mandela Day), at an event at Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill on 10 May.

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