150 learners, teachers and cycling enthusiasts convened at the Torah Academy campus in Norwood, Johannesburg, for the 14th annual CycAlive challenge, a youth highlight in the Mandela Day activities calendar. Field Band Foundation from Springs, Rabbi Dovid Hazdan -the dean of the Torah Academy, Dan Zimba, Rabbi Mottie Hadar, Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Sello Hatang, Marlene Bethlehem, Lelo Mzaca, a 702 sports, Johannesburg Steelwings Harley Davidson Club-who arrived to show their support, and Ian Freeman of RAM.
The Launch of Mandela Day took place at the Tlatlohang Primary School, a disadvantaged school situated in White City, Jabavu As the emphasis for Nelson Mandela Day 2012 is being placed on raising youth through decent education, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory – in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education – is driving some of South Africa’s most meaningful initiatives, namely the Container Library Project and the 94+ Schools Project, inspired to improve the conditions of our more impoverished schools and encourage literacy to children within our historically disadvantaged communities.
67 blankets for Mandela Day knitted at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. Gardens of the Union Buildings covered with thousands of handmade blankets as part of a Guinness World Record attempt by 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s water drive, in partnership with Proudly South African, was a resounding success, with over 30-million litres of fresh water collected for donation to drought-stricken communities.
As part of the Operation Hydrate initiative, Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane kicked off this leg of the campaign at the Foundation on Friday 29 January.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Operation Hydrate and Proudly South African joining forces and launching the country's biggest “Water Drive”, in an effort to bring much needed and urgent relief to communities in drought stricken areas across the country.
Visit of French soccer legend, Zinedine Zidane and American football star, Reggie Bush to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Photos of the two world's sports stars carrying gifts they presented to the Foundation, learning about the work that the Foundation does and visiting the 46664 bangle production.
The Chinese Association donated blankets to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Photographs taken next to Nelson Mandela statue with blankest and Chief Executive of Nelson Mandela Foundation Sello Hatang presented women from the Chinese Association with I know this to be true about Nelson Mandela book.
Nelson Mandela Foundation team together with Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi and reigning Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida visited the White City Old Age Home. The NMF Chief Executive reflected on Madiba’s words when he said “Your parents & elders sacrificed much so that you should have freedom without suffering what they did”.
Celebration of 10 years of Mandela Day at Germiston Civic Centre, the event was organised by the City of Ekurhuleni in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The City of Ekurhuleni invited city veterans that are 100 years to the celebration.
Main speakers for the event were Mr Lebogang Mahile (MEC for Housing). Mr Mzwandile Masina (Mayor of City of Ekurhuleni), Prof Njabula Ndebele (Chairman of the Nelson Mandela Foundation), Mr Sello Hatang (Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation), Ms Patricia Kumalo (Speaker of the council for Ekurhuleni)
Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the Department of Human Settlements honouring Nelson Mandela legacy by building 100 homes for 100 families across three regions; Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal. The photographs show the Nelson Mandela Foundation Board of Trustees and Staff member helping with building the house.
Professor Ariel Dorfman reads to the students at Bertrams primary school as part of his Mandela Day commitments. After the reading the children had the opportunity to ask Professor Dorfman questions. Professor Dorfman used the reading as an opportunity to encourage the Grade 1, 2, 3 and 4 learners to read and to start writing, especially if they have the need to express themselves.
The strategic stakeholders session and International Mandela Day launch at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Partnering with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, from left: Luvuyo Mandela (Mr Mandela's great-grandson), Tim Smith (Breadline SA), Sello Hatang (Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO), Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu (Rhodes University), Mark Mdlela (Kaya FM) and Tshepo Ramodibe (Vodacom).
Start of the 6-day road-trip to Cape Town by 21 "Bikers for Mandela", doing community work on the way. With Morgan Freeman, Achmat Dangor, ANC MP Buti Manamela (on behalf of SA Parliament), Sello Hatang and KAYA FM’s MD Greg Maloka presenting framed ‘Make every day a Mandela Day’ commitment for the next 67 years.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation together with its partners the Imbumba Foundation and the Kolisi Foundation launched the #Each1Feed1 Digital Voucher in Potchefstroom, North West Province. The launch was in partnership with Boxer Superstores and Pick ‘n Pay. From Potchefstroom, the partnership team moved to communities in and around Klerksdorp which are suffering from extreme poverty and inequality. A total of 2 000 #Each1Feed1 food packs were delivered, each one designed to support a family for approximately a month.
Each One Feed One distribution to needy community members in Songozima, KwaZulu-Natal by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with the Beast Foundation and Hulamin. The distribution took place at Kwakhetha Primary School where the Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive Sello Hatang and other stakeholders addressed the pupils and community members.
Habitat for Humanity South Africa in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Human Settlements is honouring Tata Madiba’s legacy by building homes for low-income families at Palm Ridge, City of Ekurhuleni. Photographs are showing Nelson Mandela Foundation board of trustees, staff and stakeholders helping with building the house.
Nelson Mandela Foundation partnered with Thesele to assist with the food distribution network Each One Feed One. The organisations visited two beneficiaries. Nelson Mandela Foundation Executive Officer Sello Hatang and Mandela day and Special Projects Director Yase Godlo and Thesele Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Thabo Leeuw addressed the crowd. Distribution was done in Mamelodi for two beneficiaries.
After delivering the lecture in Cape Town the Nelson Mandela 10th annual lecture speaker, Mrs. Mary Robinson participated in the International Mandela Day activity and donated a container library for a school in Meadowlands, Soweto.
Gauteng Department of Education (DoE), LeadSA and Proudly SA launched a joint Mandela Day Initiative, aiming to improve the literacy rate and called to donate books to schools, libraries and other organisations in need.
The Caring4Girls programme driven by the Imbumba Foundation tackles the plight of impoverished girls who often miss school during their menstrual cycles due to the lack of sanitary pads.
The aim of the Caring4Girls programme, which is a Mandela Day project, is to ensure access to much-needed sanitary towels so girls may stay in school, and ensure the development and growth of young South African women with dignity.
The series begins with the visit of Auma Obama (half-sister of US President Barack Obama), US Ambassador Donald Gips, his wife and sons to the gifts room and the archives.
Followed by photographs of Bill Clinton making a speech, Achmat Dangor (Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO of the time), Cyril Ramaphosa, Ahmed Kathrada, Leslie Maasdorp (vice-Chairman ABSA Capital), Audience in the auditorium,
Photos of the manor and surroundings, ostriches, snow on the mountains, hand print and name ‘Joe’ in the snow, pupils of the shallow academy waving, bikers on old tractor, bikers leaving and the support cars.
Nelson Mandela Foundation team with former Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi and reigning Miss SA, Shudufhadzo Musida visited Ikageng Youth Centre to share efforts of relief with vulnerable families that continue to battle hunger exacerbated by COVID19 and the recent unrest in communities in and around Soweto and helping with the clean-up work in Soweto.
Photos of the launch of the 2014 International Nelson Mandela Day at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Group photo and portraits of the NMF trustees taken by Flow. Shots of the Nelson Mandela Foundation exhibition.
The launch of Legacy Ride4Hope initiative held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation and a panel discussion of the riders include Sello Hatang – Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive, Thabo Leeuw- Thesele Chief Executive Officer, and Anne Mclaren- ATC South Africa Chief Executive Officer.
Hands Across South Africa aided the Nelson Mandela Foundation to continue to grow the momentum that legacy advocates like Gareth Cliff have already inspired in order to honour the life and legacy of Madiba, and in so doing make every day a Mandela Day. The event took place at the Phokosho School in Alexandra, Johannesburg.
Bikers arriving at Robertson, painting the perimeter wall with images, indoors with enormous cake, image of jiving Madiba, lighting the candles on the cake, bikers and children surrounding the cake, cheering, Morgan Freeman cutting the cake, bikers handing over of books and departure.
Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with Siya Kolisi and Boxer Supa Store distributing food parcels and celebrating Siya Kolisi birthday in Parow, Cape Town. Group photographs were taken, Siya Kolisi with the Cake and members of the community receiving food parcels.
Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive Sello Hatang together with friends walked from Houghton to Soweto. The group visited Ikagenng Itereleng Aids Ministry in Orlando west and assisted with food parcels distribution.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Eqstra Fleet Management donated 10 braille copies of Long Walk to Freedom to the Prinshof School of the Visually impaired (Pretoria) as part of the International Mandela Day activities.
Each One Feed One first distribution to community members of Linchtenburg, North West Province. Mr Sello Hatang in conversation with community young boy and girl, and helping with sorting and carry of food parcels together with NMF team and volunteers.
A donation handover by the American Tower Foundation to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Each One Feed One distribution to the community members of South Hills in Johanessburg. Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive Sello Hatang, Yase Godlo Director of Mandela Day and volunteers helping with sorting and carrying food parcels to old and needy community members houses.