Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, as part of its Nelson Mandela International Day initiative for 2023, continues to support communities and action against poverty and inequality.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation will initiate a global commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day along with a network of global partners who will be planting trees, and resourcing home-based/community food gardens across the world. The global celebration will follow the sun as it traverses the globe (East to West), with networks participating on the 18th of July 2023. For Mandela Day this year, under the theme: “Climate, Food and Solidarity”, our call to action is “It is in your hands.” The Nelson Mandela Foundation and its South African partners will be capacitating a community food garden in Diepsloot, a community north of Johannesburg.

The Foundation recognises that urgent action must be taken to combat the climate crisis and thereby ensure continued food security. In making a positive contribution to climate justice and food security, the Nelson Mandela Foundation continues to work with communities to plant trees, the majority of which are fruit trees, and to resource a number of community gardens across South Africa.

Venue: Afrika Tikkun (Diepsloot) (Afrika Tikkun Green Acres Farm, 5 Impala Road, Timsrand)

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

Time: 09:30-14:00