Honouring Mandela this year

Honouring Mandela this year

The 18th of July is Mandela Day – a celebration of his legacy all over the world. Despite lockdown restrictions, there is still a lot we as a nation can do to help those in need. This year there is also a specific focus on helping those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

There are various ways you can play your part:




Focusing on food security, #Each1Feed1 (a campaign by the Nelson Mandela Foundation) is calling on South Africans to donate to their food distribution network, providing food hampers to families in need. In conjunction with partners such as the Kolisi Foundation and the Imbumba Foundation, the target is R500 000 in donations. You can support this great cause and make your donation here today.


Boost support workers:


With the hashtag #67forDoers, The Dairy Den is raising funds to buy and distribute donuts to our essential workers. Staff at some of our busiest hospitals, such as Tygerberg and Groote Schuur have been gifted with sweet-treat appreciation. There are two donation options to choose from – either R67 or 67 donuts. Make our essential staff’s day brighter by taking part. 


Mandela Food Can Mosaic:


Organised by the Global Teachers Institute (GTI), Rhodes Food Group and others, the public is encouraged to virtually buy cans of tinned food. A mosaic of Mandela is then built out of the food cans and the food delivered to communities in need. The endeavour ends in a concert by Jarred Ricketts on 18 July where the completed mosaic will be revealed. Join in the Mandela Mosaic here. 


67 Minutes Laughter for Change:


67 Minutes of Laughter is an annual comedy show that features some of South Africa’s best comedians: Marc Lottering, Nik Rabinowitz and many more. All ticket proceeds will go to support Cotlands – an organisation focused on Early Childhood Development (ECD). This year you can enjoy the comedy show online via a virtual stage. To secure your spot, buy your ticket today to #laughforchange.


Stellenbosch Unite:


Support local vulnerable families by donating to Stellenbosch Unite – they assemble and deliver food packages to those in need. You can also help them by volunteering with your time, fundraising, transport, amongst other things. 


Small actions by many people can result in big change. Let’s unite our 67 Minutes and honour Mandela’s legacy together. 


#livestellenbosch #leefstellenbosch #positivity #stayathome #community #socialcohesion #supportlocal #winter #mandeladay #virtual #celebration #67minutes #stellenboschunite #each1feed1 #67forDoers #18July 


[Photo from www.gpapd.org]
Written by C Knoesen

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