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.
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.
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?
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.
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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