Nelson Mandela, being the great legend of South Africa before his death has his birthday coming up very soon. So in honour of this great icon, You can always do something special in his name.
A kid plants a kiss on the statue of Madiba at the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory in his memory.
Nelson Mandela’s birthday might be over two weeks away, however there are now various exercises you can partake in to respect his commitment to building a superior South Africa.
Rather than making a similar old sandwiches for Mandela Day, for what reason not improve your hair style with a “Madiba Line” out of appreciation for his 100th birthday celebration? The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), in association with Philips, is facilitating a Shaving to Remember occasion at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown on June 30th. The occasion, which begins at 11 am, guarantees to be awesome fun with live excitement, nourishment trucks and a group of 30 stylists prepared to shave your “Madiba Line”.
Habitat for Humanity South Africa (Habitat SA) in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Department of Human Settlements and local construction companies is honouring Madiba’s legacy by building 100 homes for 100 families in the Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
Habitat SA says its build events “fosters greater understanding of shelter, poverty and unemployment issues in the community and builds relationships across all cultural divides”.
“At Habitat for Humanity we believe in a world where everyone has a decent place to live, here in South Africa we bring people together to build homes, communities and hope,” says the organisation’s national director Patrick Kulati.
Habitat SA believes that the security of a home represents the foundation for low-income South African families to break free from their cycle of poverty. Picture: Supplied
During Mandela Day Team Build Week, July 16 to 20, the public has been asked to show their support for the initiative using these hashtags: #RememberingMandela #BeTheLegacy #NM100 #ActionAgainstPoverty to increase awareness.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of the build was to work alongside the home partners. The excitement they felt putting together the bricks of their future home was infectious and I am so grateful to have been a part of that. I look forward to the day I can return to visit the new friends I have made,” said volunteer Shari Blanc.
Last year Tsogo Sun, seen here, visited Tafta Lodge to do their 67 minutes of service.
What better way to celebrate the birthday of SA’s most famous senior citizen than helping to ease the plight of other elderly people in need? Under the theme #BeTheLegacy, The Association for the Aged is inviting resident of Durban to spend their 67 Mandela minutes at Tafta homes this year. To find how you can help, visit their website or check out their Facebook page.
Fives Futbol and Totalsports team up annually for the Plant a Ball initiative which aims to continue Madiba’s legacy of using sport to initiate change and inspire hope. The Mandela Day Football Giveaway uses the gifting of soccer balls to kick-start growth. Each ball ‘planted’ represents an opportunity for change with immeasurable and unlimited potential. Support a local initiative for free by clicking here or click here if you want to donate a ball to the initiative.