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.
67 blankets for Mandela Day knitted at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. Gardens of the Union Buildings covered with thousands of handmade blankets as part of a Guinness World Record attempt by 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day.
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
SA Taxi supporting Nelson Mandela Day. Activities of the day included: Mandela Day with bumper stickers on 10 000 taxis at the rank were handout, MTN and Coca Cola were pat of the activation and they provided a mobile stage and promo material that can also carry the Mandela Day messaging.
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
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.
Hands Across South Africa aided the Nelson Mandela Foundation to continue to grow the momentum that legacy advocates like Gareth Cliff have already inspired in order to honour the life and legacy of Madiba, and in so doing make every day a Mandela Day. The event took place at the Phokosho School in Alexandra, Johannesburg.
The company Regal Distributors in Linbro Business Park (Johannesburg), donated food boxes for Mandela Day. The NMF delivered the boxes to Thusong Care Centre in Alexandra and Club Care Centre in Orlando West, Soweto.