Nelson Mandela International Day 2012 launched in Soweto
Local celebrities, big business and government agencies all pledge their support
23 May 2012
Celebrated across the globe on Nelson Mandela’s birthday – 18 July – Nelson Mandela International Day was formally recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009. Today Mandela Day is an international movement of good pioneered by champions across the globe.
South African musicians, television and radio personalities, representatives from government, dignitaries, leaders in big business and members of the media gathered today at Uncle Tom’s Centre at the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando, Soweto, to commemorate the official launch of Mandela Day 2012. Click here to read more about the launch event and the ethos behind Mandela Day.
Click here to read more about local celebrities who are involved in Mandela Day activities, and what they had to say at the launch.
After the launch event the crowd moved to White City in Soweto, to Tlhatlogang Junior Secondary School. Click here to read more about how they improved the school.
Corporate South Africa has the opportunity to get involved in a project where staff can work together with and within communities to bring about change. Click here to read more about local big business and how it can play a positive role via the Mandela Day initiative.