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.
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.
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.
Mandela Day activities at the Dr Mathole Motshekga Primary School with Nelson Mandela staff, Graça Machel, P&G staff and Robyn Hills from food and trees for Africa: gardening and upgrading the building
SA Taxi supporting Nelson Mandela Day. Activities of the day included: Mandela Day with bumper stickers on 10 000 taxis at the rank were handout, MTN and Coca Cola were pat of the activation and they provided a mobile stage and promo material that can also carry the Mandela Day messaging.
Photographs of King Kong musical, a South African Jazz-influenced musical that played an extraordinary role in enhancing collaboration between black and white South African in the international entertainment field, and as a direct challenge to apartheid. Photographs of Chief Albert Luthuli, Albertina Luthuli, Robert Sobukwe, Ahmed Kathrada,
The opening of the exhibition “The Meaning of Mandela”, the featured photographers were Jürgen Schadeberg and the late Alf Kumalo. Mandela and Zelda, arriving and leaving; looking at the exhibition (Mandela pointing at a photo in which he smokes).
- Nelson Mandela delivering cakes from Bafana Bafana and the Springboks to the Bonakele Hospice in Kew, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2008. -Nelson Mandela with Albertina Sisulu meeting a writer of prize winning essay at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2008. -Nelson Mandela meeting one of the children during a Reach for a Dream visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in Johannesburg, December 06. -Family painting project for the Commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in August 2009 -Nelson Mandela at 92, with children from Qunu and Mvezo at his Houghton home in Johannesburg.
Electronic files (MS Word - converted to PDF and jpeg) of Nelson Mandela's original autobiography written on Robben Island. It covers his life story from birth to about 1976. It was intended that the manuscript be published to mark Mr Mandela's 60th birthday in 1978 and help draw attention to the freedom struggle. The ANC leadership decided not to publish it. It later formed the basis for Mr Mandela's autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom".
Visit of Prince of Wales, Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Rosemary to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The couple were introduced to children from different schools. All the British visitors were wearing a red poppy; to commemorate those fallen in World War I (WW1).