Nelson Mandela

South African family gets house for Mandela Day

A destitute family has a roof over their heads after having to rebuild their shack twice when it was destroyed by fire thanks to the kindness of Masikhule Projects. The developer built the five-room house for the Mokgothu family to mark Mandela Day.

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Proteas spend Mandela Day with children

The Proteas are on tour in Bangladesh, where in the limited overs section they won the T20 series 2-0 but lost the One Day Internationals 2-1. They did win the hearts of the sick children at the International Children's Palliative Care Network in Chittagong, though.

Brand South Africa plays its part for Mandela Day

As part of national efforts to improve people's lives across the country, Brand South Africa will participate in initiatives in various locations for Nelson Mandela International Day through its Play Your Part programme. How will you help to contribute to a better South Africa?

Mandela gravesite to be open to public

The grandchildren of Nelson Mandela have said his gravesite will be opened to the public, for people to pay their respects to the late leader and philanthropist. No date was given, and it will happen sometime "in the future". Mandela was buried in Qunu, in Eastern Cape.

South African app brings out Madiba spirit in us all

For this Mandela Month, Brand South Africa has partnered with the GEM Project, an app that gets individuals and communities to help each other. Volunteers are encouraged to donate the GEMs they earn for their good work back to the needy causes during Mandela Month.

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