150 learners, teachers and cycling enthusiasts convened at the Torah Academy campus in Norwood, Johannesburg, for the 14th annual CycAlive challenge, a youth highlight in the Mandela Day activities calendar. Field Band Foundation from Springs, Rabbi Dovid Hazdan -the dean of the Torah Academy, Dan Zimba, Rabbi Mottie Hadar, Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Sello Hatang, Marlene Bethlehem, Lelo Mzaca, a 702 sports, Johannesburg Steelwings Harley Davidson Club-who arrived to show their support, and Ian Freeman of RAM.
The Launch of Mandela Day took place at the Tlatlohang Primary School, a disadvantaged school situated in White City, Jabavu As the emphasis for Nelson Mandela Day 2012 is being placed on raising youth through decent education, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory – in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education – is driving some of South Africa’s most meaningful initiatives, namely the Container Library Project and the 94+ Schools Project, inspired to improve the conditions of our more impoverished schools and encourage literacy to children within our historically disadvantaged communities.
Mandela Day activities at the Dr Mathole Motshekga Primary School with Nelson Mandela staff, Graça Machel, P&G staff and Robyn Hills from food and trees for Africa: gardening and upgrading the building
The legacy of Nelson Mandela was given wings with the unveiling of the Mandela Day logo by South African Airways (SAA) on the first aircraft of its entire fleet. The new branded A330-200 Airbus, fourth out of six new aircraft, was revealed to sponsors and the media at the airways’ technical park in Johannesburg. Siza Mzimela, CEO of SAA in her opening address said, “As an African carrier with global reach, it is only natural for SAA to strengthen its relationship with the Nelson Mandela Foundation by sharing our icon’s message with the world.” From left to right: UN representative Dr Stella Anyangwe; Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Achmat Dangor; SAA Chairperson Cheryl Carolus
AIG Angel Wings Club, as part of its charity drive, donated toys, books and stationary, paid for by members of staff. The donation was channeled through the Nelson Mandela Foundation with clinical psychologist Jonathan Percales, CEO of Tara Hospital, Dr Florence Otienno and other senior staff present.
Scores of volunteers joined Vodacom staff at Vodaworld in Midrand assisting with the task of providing 17 000 food parcels for distribution to families in need. Volunteers came from, amongst others, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Blue Bulls, Orlando Pirates, Gauteng Department of Education.
To mark International Literacy Week, Macmillan in association with the READ Trust and the Nelson Mandela Foundation have launched a children’s version of Mr Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. South African author Chris van Wyk was at the launch, held at the READ Educational Trust in Johannesburg. “I’ve been looking forward to this day – I was very honoured when asked to write this book,” said Van Wyk.
5 folders, several with sub-folders with digital photos of (International) Mandela Day activities and events; also covering the Mandela Day social dialogue on mental health stigma. One folder contains 24 sub-folders (mainly low resolution files) and the other 4 folders together have 556 photos.
Sheri Bynard, the only person in the world with Down syndrome who is a qualified teacher, shares her incredible story during a Mandela Day Dialogue on Mental Health and Stigma at Tara Hospital in Johannesburg.
launche of the book "Conversations with Myself" in South Africa at Market Theatre. The MC of the day is John Kani who also read the audio version of the book. In the chairs are: Ahmed Kathrada, Zindzi Mandela and great-grandson Luvuyo Mandela.
Mary Robinson, keynote speaker at the Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture with Patricia de Lille, Mayor of Cape Town, Graça Machel and Professor Jakes Gerwel, chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Foundation arriving before the start of the lecture and photos of the social event after the lecture.
Community Capacity Enhancement (CCE) Programme; a methodology used by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to empower communities through dialogue, to identify challenges brought by HIV/AIDS and find solutions that are appropriate to them. The event was held at Parktonian hotel in Johannesburg.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with the Market Theatre hosted an artist tribute called ''Letters from Mandela''. ''Letters from Mandela'' aimed at finding some of the warmest moments of Nelson Mandela; as the son, the man, the comrade, the father as well as the son of Africa.