News – Mandela Day

Better SA becomes Mandela Day partner

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is proud to announce that Better SA is now a partner of the Mandela Day initiative. The organisation was founded this year, with the aim of making it as easy and rewarding as possible for South Africans to volunteer their time and skill to worthy causes.

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Caring4Girls nominated as a finalist in Public Sector Innovation Awards

The Caring4Girls project, one of the main Mandela Day partners, has been nominated by the Centre for Public Service Innovation as a finalist in the upcoming 2014 Public Sector Innovation Awards.

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PPC makes every day a Mandela Day with Mandela Day Literacy Project launch in Soweto

PPC has given true meaning to the Mandela Day mantra, “Take action. Inspire change. Make Every Day a Mandela Day”, with its Mandela Day Literacy Project, launched in Soweto. In 2013, PPC identified an opportunity to make an impactful difference in the lives of many South African high school learners.

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50th Mandela Day container library launched

On 15 October 2014, Qibi Primary School in the Free State became the recipient of the 50th Mandela Day container library, a significant milestone for providers Breadline Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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'Paint South Africa Green' and help fight poverty

A day to commemorate and recognise the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is set aside every year on the 17th of October by the United Nations. In the spirit of Mandela Day, you can take part in an upcoming initiative dedicated to assisting victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger.

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Caring4Girls programme provides sanitary towels, dignity and a better education to schoolgirls

Caring4Girls is a Mandela Day initiative

The Caring4Girls programme driven by the Imbumba Foundation tackles the plight of impoverished girls who often miss school during their menstrual cycles due to the lack of sanitary pads.

It is Mandela Day initiatives such as these that remind us who we are and where we are from and speaks to the fabric of our democracy that was realised based on the notion of community and collective responsibility.

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Alexandra school celebrates National Literacy Week with Mandela Day container library launch

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.

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Container library opens in Sedibeng village, Northern Cape

The principal and staff at Sedibeng Primary School were happy to celebrate the arrival of their very own Mandela Day container library on 5 September 2014. Sponsored by the Public Investment Corporation and launched by Breadline Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the container library is the 48th installation under the Mandela Day libraries project umbrella, and will serve the school’s learners and community members in the surrounding Sedibeng village.

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Mandela Day library opens in Hobhouse, Free State

On 28 August 2014 students, teachers, parents and community members attended the opening of a Mandela Day container library at Beisang Mabewana Primary School in Hobhouse, Free State.

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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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