On #MandelaDay2024, we urge you to identify those in need around you and do what you can to make a difference for them.

In South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is focusing its 2024 Mandela Day work on its priority social justice areas – early childhood development, food security and just cities.

Join us. It is still in our hands to combat poverty and inequity.

#MandelaDay2024 #ItIsInYourHands

What are you doing to make the world a better place?

What are you doing to make every day a Mandela Day?

Join the Mandela Day community

“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” – Nelson Mandela

By giving a little of your time each day to making a change that’s close to your heart or by giving a little of your time to make a difference to the life of someone else, you can start changing the world around you.

There are so many ways to make a difference.

Start with what you are passionate about and where you know your actions will have a lasting impact.

Follow Mandela Day on social media, and when you post, please use #MandelaDay2024 and #ItIsInYourHands:

Spread the word

The Mandela Day campaign is a celebration of our collective power to create a global movement for good and make a positive impact on the world.


You can add to the momentum of the initiative by telling as many people as possible about it.

Use your own network of family, friends, media, corporates and organisations to get involved and make a difference. Share your actions on social media, especially on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July.

Do you know somebody who serves every day?

Can you think of someone, or a group or organisation that has made a positive change in your community?

Share their good deeds via social media, using the hashtags #MandelaDay2024 #ItsInYourHands