News – Mandela Day

500km bike ride to spread Mandela Day message of ubuntu: CycAlive 2014

On 17 August 2014, parents, schoolchildren and CycAlive supporters gathered at the Nelson Mandela Foundation to wish 50 young cyclists well as they began their relay cycle to Durban.

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Mandela Day container library opens in Phalaborwa

On 6 August 2014, students and teachers at Pondo Combined School in Lulekani in the Mopani District of Phalaborwa became the recipients of a Shout SA-sponsored SEED library.

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Thought leaders on Mandela Day: Corinne Woods, UN Millennium Campaign

On living (and working) Mr Mandela’s legacy

Corinne Woods currently serves as Director of the UN Millennium Campaign, which supports citizens’ efforts to hold their governments accountable for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

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Thought leaders on Mandela Day: insights from Rhodes University’s Trading Live initiative

“Students need a 3D education,” says Nosipho Mngomezulu, co-ordinator of the Student Volunteer Programme at Rhodes University’s Community Engagement Unit.

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Mr Mandela's granddaughters help launch Long Walk to Freedom container library

On 18 July, Mr Mandela’s granddaughter’s Zaziwe and Swati joined the Mandela Bangle Program, to quietly honour their late grandfather’s legacy. While most of the country openly celebrated Mandela Day, Zaziwe and Swati spent their 67 minutes behind the scenes, in a container yard, prepping for the launch of the fourth Long Walk to Freedom container library.

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KPMG Family for Literacy launches Parktown Public School Library

On 25 July 2014, students, teachers and KPMG staff members applauded the opening of a KPMG Family for Literacy (KFFL) library at Parktown Public School in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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Mandela Day: followership, alienation and longer-term solutions to exclusion

Nelson Mandela Day represents as good a time as any to discuss the idea of good followership. We often emphasise the need for good leadership; we seldom give attention to the need for a good quality of “following” in human affairs.

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Mandela's life inspires service community

Event celebrates his legacy as ‘voice for the voiceless’

Before he was South Africa’s first democratically elected president; before he won the Nobel Peace Prize, and before he spent 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela was a young boy growing up in the village of Mvezo, Transkei.

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Breadline Africa and Volkswagen commemorate Madiba’s legacy of service

Mandela Day container library opens in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape

On 19 July 2014, in commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s legacy of service to others, Breadline Africa, Volkswagen staff and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory opened the 45th Mandela Day container library.

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Freedom Ride in honour of Nelson Mandela

The second annual Freedom Ride took place on 20 July 2014, just days after Nelson Mandela International Day.

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