The fifth episode of the Play Your Part TV series, which airs on SABC 2 on Sunday, 13 July at 9pm will focus on what South Africans are doing to carry forward Nelson Mandela’s legacy.
Nelson Mandela lived by three simple rules: free yourself; free others; serve every day.
Madiba’s passion for service is legendary; he gave 67 years of his life to fight for equality and freedom for all, and on International Nelson Mandela Day, to pay tribute to his enormous sacrifice, people across the globe come together in the spirit of service, contributing 67 minutes of their time to help make the world a better place.
This Mandela Day, the first since the beloved statesman’s passing, is a poignant reminder of his legacy and his belief in the power of the individual to persevere for positive change, and a clear call to work towards a better South Africa for all.
We hear from the likes of FW de Klerk, George Bizos, Mac Maharaj, Kweku Mandela and others about the role that tata Madiba played in South Africa’s transition to a democracy in 1994.
Also featuring in the fifth episode are Sello Hatang, Yase Godlo and Danielle Melville from the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the work that the do in continuing Mandela’s legacy. As Mandela’s post-presidential office, the foundation provided the base for his charitable work, covering a wide range of endeavour, from building schools to HIV/AIDS work, to research into education in rural areas to peace and reconciliation interventions.
A comprehensive refurbishment of the Foundation’s building provided it with an appropriate physical home, the Centre of Memory. The Centre was opened on 18 November 2013, three years to the day after Mandela last used the building as his office. The Centre focuses on three areas of work: the Life and Times of Nelson Mandela, Dialogue for Social Justice and Nelson Mandela International Day.
The episode also looks at producer Philip Dexter, the Mandela Day Marathon, the Bikers for Mandela Day initiative and Gardeners for Madiba.