Mandela Day

VOC launches Project 67 for Mandela Day

Keeping with the theme of #ActionAgainstPoverty for Nelson Mandela Day, VOC has taken up the challenge to carry out 67 days for the upliftment of the community. In the spirit of Madiba and his vision to spread social justice and freedom, VOC has initiated a new initiative called ‘Project 67’[…]

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Gugu Zulu honoured with a trust for his family

South African racing car driver Gugu Zulu, who died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, will be honoured with a trust for his family, a friend said on Tuesday. Stephen Watson said he and his wife Leigh had approached Zulu’s family in a bid to start a trust for his[…]

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Khayelitsha’s little sport stars give back

“We do not come from the trees. These are our parents.” So says 22-year-old Aviwe Apolisi, who coaches the young boys at Connect Academy’s rugby team in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Aviwe was speaking to News24 as Connect’s kids, who hail mainly from the township, handed out blankets for Mandela Day[…]

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Islamic Relief ‘gives back’ on Mandela Day

Humanitarian and relief organisation, Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA), will mark International Nelson Mandela Day 2015 by hosting community outreach programmes in Johannesburg and Cape Town. At the NGO’s Osizweni Community Centre, situated in Ennerdale in the south of Johannesburg, more than 150 volunteers will come together to clean up[…]

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71 Pelican Park homes built for Madiba Day

Habit for Humanity SA chose to turn Nelson Mandela Day into Nelson Mandela Week, after mobilising volunteers to spend 40 hours constructing more than 67 homes in the Pelican Park area. The initiative was run in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela foundation, Power Construction, and the City of Cape Town,[…]

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Mandela day picket for Palestine

The ANC Youth League Western Cape (ANCYL) has condemned the City of Cape Town refusal to grant it permission to protest on Mandela Day on Friday. Given this, the ANCYL Western Cape has postponed it’s planned protest, until next week where they will gather in protest outside the South African[…]

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