In the heart of the Limpopo farmlands, near the Botswana border, lies the village of Senwabarwana. The impoverished village (also known as Bochum), founded by businessman Stanley Thema, is one of the fastest-growing rural areas in South Africa. 147 learners attending Thabantsho Primary School have little choice but to walk kilometres every day just to get to class. Jade Orgill, Project Manager at Breadline Africa, reported that while she was setting up the school’s container library in preparation for the launch event, some Grade 7 learners explained to her that none of them had never seen a library before – and certainly not so many books in one place.
On 6 September 2014, right in the middle of National Literacy Week, students and educators at Skeen Primary School in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, celebrated the opening of the school’s Mandela Day container library. The library is the 49th facility of it kind to open since the launch of the Mandela Day container library project in 2012.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Happy Science, a Tokyo-based international religious organisation, handed over a Mandela Day Container Library to Tshifudi Primary School in Tshifudi Village, Vhembe Municipality, Limpopo, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF). After the passing of Mr. Nelson Mandela, Happy Science established HS Nelson Mandela Fund as its internal fund in order to advance in the will of Mr. Mandela; aiming to nurture future leaders of the world and support people who cannot receive education due to poverty, or racial, gender and caste discrimination, people who are opposed by their government and people who cannot receive medical treatment.
The Vakhegula Vakhegula Football Club (Gogos for Mandela) at the Discovery Soccer Park at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. The Gogos are warming up before playing against the Orlando Pirates. With players Katlego Mashego, club owner, Beka Ntswanwisi, Christina “Maradona” Machebe and SuperSport United defender, Morgan Gould.
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.
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.