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.
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 Great Park Synagoge hosted a 67 minutes drive to collect blankets, clothes and non-perishable foods. The Friends of the Inner City spent 67 minutes cleaning Lorna Court in Johannesburg's CBD as part of their ‘ Build your Neighbourhood’ initiative. The Conference Connection donated food and gifts to St Martins’ Children’s home and blankets to Reservoir Hills residents in Durban The DEC planted trees. Scorpion Legal Protection provided lunch to the Durban Children’s Home Free State Treasury planted trees A baby named after Mandela Moyo restaurant took party packs, face painters and drummers to the Umthombo Street Children in Durban and the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg. They also provided entertainment at a care centre for disabled children in Khayelitsha. Roedean School collected blankets and food for organisations which care for orphans and vulnerable children.
An air-balloon made in honor of Nelson Mandela was released in Brazil. This balloon made of tissue paper and glue, was made by 11 people for 8 months on average 4 hours per day, to honor the leader of a nation suffered.
Gogos for Mandela"" visiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The Vakhegula Vakhegula Football Club, popularly known as Gogos for Mandela"" , are a group of South African grannies aged between 49 and 84 who have their own football league in the rural province of Limpopo.
The Cotton On Foundation, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) handed over a Mandela Day Container Library to the Batsogile Primary in Klipspruit-Soweto, Johannesburg. Batsogile Primary was the 5th school to receive a library.
"Bikers for Mandela" involved a group of celebrities and a group of motorcyclists on a five-day ride from Johannesburg to the coastal city of Cape Town with the aim to raise awareness about and support for Nelson Mandela Day. The bikers were stopping at selected villages and cities, where they participated in community projects and other social initiatives.
Members of the "Bikers for International Mandela Day" contingent met at the Nelson Mandela Foundation to discuss the rally route, the ethos of Mandela Day and safety precautions involved in 2011 Bikers for Mandela Day event, The Bikers for Mandela Day will depart from Montecasino, Johannesburg, on July 11. Their eight-day ride will end in Tshwane on July 18– Mandela Day.
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,
The Cotton On Foundation, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) handed over a Mandela Day Container Library to the Batsogile Primary in Klipspruit-Soweto, Johannesburg.
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 week of 12- 17 September 2016 was marked Clean-up & Recycle SA week, the aim of the week is to increase awareness in South Africans of the many benefits of recycling (socially, environmentally and economically) and the importance of a litter-free environment. As part of International Coastal Clean-up Day on Saturday 17th of September, PETCO partnered with Plastics * SA and 140 enthusiastic volunteers to clean up Robben Island in memory of Nelson Mandela.
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 departure of the 'Trek4Mandela' from the Nelson Mandela Foundation. This expedition was established in 2012 when Richard Mabaso, Chief Executive Officer of the Imbumba Foundation, overheard a fearful conversation between his mom and niece about puberty. Richard invited his friend Sibusiso Vilane, the first black person in the world to conquer the Three Poles Challenge (reaching the South Pole, North Pole and Mount Everest), to lead him on his first expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The objectives of the climb were to: Create awareness about the challenges facing impoverished girls in rural and poor schools during their monthly cycles; Raise funds to purchase sanitary towels so that needy girls can go to school when having their menstrual period and to Educate people about Mandela Day and the need to take action beyond 18 July, thereby helping to make every day a Mandela Day.
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 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.
The company Regal Distributors in Linbro Business Park (Johannesburg), donated food boxes for Mandela Day. The NMF delivered the boxes to Thusong Care Centre in Alexandra and Club Care Centre in Orlando West, Soweto.
First picture is an activity for Mandela Day organized by Scotia Bank, “Take a child to work” where students were addressed by Mrs. Shirley Hoyana on Mr Mandela’s work ethics. The last two pictures are kids at the Middleton Primary school where the Mission celebrated the Nelson Mandela Day.
In celebration of ‘Mandela Day’ the Mission identified the disabled as a sector of the Japanese society that is disadvantaged. It learned about the concept of Swan bakeries and recognised the values as similar to those of the spirit of Nelson Mandela emphasising ‘social cohesion’. In this regard, embassy staff spent the morning of Saturday 18 July at the Swan bakery in Akasaka teaching the staff to cook famous South African dishes such as Bobotie, magwenya and milk tart. At the end of the cooking session, the embassy staff and their family members sat down with the employees of the bakery and had a marvellous lunch that had been jointly prepared.