Starting at Manaye Hall in Imbali – where he gave his last speech as a free man – and ending at the Capture Site, where the Black Pimpernel was finally caught, the Mandela Day Marathon is symbolic of the triumph of the human spirit. There are also shorter distances, a trail run and mountain bike rides.
A number of companies around the country make it simple to recycle plastics, paper, glass and even building materials. Here's a guide to recycling across South Africa.
The idea is simple: save land by sending as little rubbish to solid waste landfills as possible. As more people consume more things, more waste is generated. This means more land needs to be given over to containing rubbish – land that could have been used for agriculture or housing, for example.
Recycling is all the rage if you're a committed greenie; but there are important dos and don'ts you need to know to separate and recycle your rubbish properly.
With helmets on their heads and leather riding boots protecting their feet, bikers selflessly travel across South Africa each year, stopping off to help where they are needed. This year, among their many outreach activities, Bikers for Nelson Mandela Day will hand over handmade blankets.
When Nelson Mandela died in December 2013, the world was plunged into mourning. It also prompted an outpouring of recollections. He had been generous with his time, meeting supporters and making friends around the world. On his death, many of those spoke of their time with Madiba with affection and reverence.
Once a renowned crime reporter, Yusuf Abramjee is determined to do what he can to end crime in South Africa. He is the power behind Crime Line and Lead SA, and is a vice-president of Crime Stoppers International. The Order of the Baobab is the latest honour in his trophy cupboard.
Basketball opened up the world for Jerome Du Plooy, and now he is using what he has learned and earned to help other children out of a world of poverty and deprivation in the south of Joburg.
Young, urban and talented, Zethu Mashika is a self-taught musician and composer, and is South Africa's first and so far only black film composer. He has won the best score award twice in the 48 Hours Film Project, and is the man behind the organic sound of 'Zama Zama'. For him, it is a spiritual and emotional exercise.
Basketball opened up the world for Jerome Du Plooy, and now he is using what he has learned and earned to help other children out of a world of poverty and deprivation in the south of Joburg. Slim Cares helps to feed and clothe youngsters, and gives them hope that there is a path out of poverty.