What are you doing for your #67minutes on Mandela Day? Are you getting involved or do you not see the point? This day is happening tomorrow and to be honest I really wanted to do something with my girls to show them how to care, but I have been unable to decide on something.


Mandela Day is internationally recognised and is celebrated every 18 July, our former late president’s birthday.  People are encouraged to devote 67 minutes of their time to help others and/or support their local community. The symbolism of the 67 minutes is one minute for every year our Tata Madiba spent fighting for the rights of humanity.

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Last year a friend and I undertook to make a difference in the lives of others and to inspire fellow South African to do so as well. The day started with the Greenpop team at Siyabulela Primary School in Langa. Greenpopis a social business that believes greening and sustainable living can be fun. They put together an awesome programme, which taught the students the importance of planting trees. The first tree was planted with great enthusiasm by many volunteers. Thereafter the students were each allocated a Wild Olive or a Cherry Blossom tree…

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