Mandela Day initiatives continue to make a significant difference in many lives, with over 800-million people reached globally since July this year.
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.
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”.
The children at Sakhile Primary School in Heidelberg have books to page through for the first time in 51 years.
The sixth annual Trek4Mandela Kilimanjaro climb in support of vulnerable girls kicks off on Wednesday 12 July 2017.
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).
Mandela bangle ambassador Hlubi Mboya-Arnold, an avid mountain biker, called in many favours to create a special mini-library reading corner for the Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy.
Marikana Primary has received a Mandela Day library.
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.