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SAFC legend supports Nelson Mandela International Day

Sunderland AFC is to donate food parcels and clothing to the city’s Centrepoint hostel for homeless young people, as part of its commitment to the Mandela Day campaign.

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Stop Hunger Now volunteers to package 822 000 meals on Mandela Day

Meals in Memory event ensures food security for 6 000 pre-school learners for one year

On 18 July 2014, Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa will run a food security and volunteer engagement event at the Sandton Convention Centre, and the Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town. 

Titled Meals in Memory, the event will see a record number of 6 000-plus volunteers package 822 000 meals in a single day, or meals for a year for over 6 000 pre-school learners.

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Free screenings of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Mandela Day

At 09h45 on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2014, members of the public are invited to attend free screenings of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at selected Ster Kinekor cinemas across the country.

Guests will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

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Mandela Day Marathon: a race that profiles the triumph of the human spirit

Media launch takes place at Nelson Mandela Foundation

Following the successful launch of the Mandela Day Marathon at the Nelson Mandela capture site in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, the uMgungundlovu District Municipality (of Pietermaritzburg) today, 2 July 2014, launched the Mandela Day Marathon at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.

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Launch of Mandela Day Library at Mahlubimangwe Primary School

On 26 June 2014 a Mandela Day Long Walk to Freedom library was opened at the Mahlubimangwe Primary School in Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Dance Show in honor of Nelson Mandela

On 6 July 2014, a performance in honour of Nelson Mandela will take place at Leïla Da Rocha and opera dancer Patrick Dupond’s Dance School in Soissons, France.

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Trek4Mandela

Trek4Mandela 2014 was successfully launched on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 at Endless Horizons Hotel in Durban North through a breakfast fundraising session.

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Mandla Mandela hands out blankets to the elderly in rural Hammanskraal

On 26 June 2014, over 2 000 elderly members of a rural community in Hammanskraal, North West Province, received a much-welcome winter gift – a thick blanket donated by the Al-Imdaad Foundation and personally handed over to them by Zwelivelile “Mandla” Mandela, Chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council and grandson of the late Nelson Mandela.

An initiative of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Al-Imdaad Foundation and the Chief himself, the blanket handover project represents Mandla Mandela’s call to make every day a Mandela Day by helping those in your community in whatever way they can.

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Tiger Brands distributes 17 000+ food parcels to Alexandra learners

Mandela Day food security initiative kicks off with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Department of Education

On 27 June 2014 Tiger Brands, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Basic Education, kicked off Nelson Mandela Day Month with the distribution of over 17 000 food parcels to primary school learners in Alexandra township, Gauteng.

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Mrs Graça Machel returns to her role as a global advocate for women’s and children’s rights

Media statement: Issued on behalf of Mrs Machel

After six months of retreat, mourning the death of President Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela, Mrs Graça Machel will now return to her active role as a global advocate for women’s and children’s rights.

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