Relay for Mandela sets a new record

More than 17 000 runners participated in the second Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day in Johannesburg on Sunday, creating the biggest corporate relay ever seen in Africa.

Volunteer builders make it a Mandela Week

Over 750 volunteers gathered in Pelican Park in Cape Town on Monday morning for the start of International Nelson Mandela Build Week. The goal: to build at least 67 houses in one week, to be handed over to their new owners on Nelson Mandela Day.

Mandela Day book drive launched in Gauteng

The Gauteng Department of Education has, as part of its Mandela Day activities, launched a province-wide book donation drive to collect works on SA's liberation struggle to stock libraries at underprivileged schools. 

Help clean South Africa ‘to honour Madiba’

The government has called on all South Africans to honour former president Nelson Mandela by actively participating in the Clean South Africa campaign this Mandela Month.

Mandela Day bikers take action against abuse

Zelda la Grange and DJ Fresh will don their helmets on Friday to lead a group of volunteer bikers and celebrities on this year's Bikers for Mandela Day tour to support organisations that help survivors of gender-based violence and rape.

Mandela Day: food gardens to combat hunger

Lead SA partnering with African Children's Feeding Scheme and others to facilitate Mandela Day events geared at teaching South Africans how to beat hunger by planting and maintaining their own vegetable gardens.

Free screenings of Long Walk on Mandela Day

South Africans will be able to watch a free morning screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at selected cinemas across the country on 18 July, Nelson Mandela International Day.

Mandela Day: 67 houses in one week

67 houses in one week - this is the target that's been set for International Nelson Mandela Build Week, an ambitious project that will run from 14 to 18 July in Pelican Park in the Western Cape.

Mandela Day: libraries in containers

Mandela Day container librariesThe Mandela Day Libraries project, which uses re-purposed shipping containers to supply almost-instant library facilities to primary schools most in need, perfectly captures the spirit of the Mandela Day slogan, "Make every day a Mandela Day".

Marathon to honour Mandela’s legacy

The Mandela Day Marathon, running from Pietermaritzburg's Imbali township, where Nelson Mandela made his last speech as a free man, to Howick, where he was finally captured, gives South Africans an opportunity to honour the great man's legacy through sport.

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