Until recently, many children in Mvezo village in the Eastern Cape, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, had to drop out of school after Grade 9. The Mandela School of Science and Technology, which opened its doors earlier this year, is changing all that - and more.
South African activist, politician and businessman Tokyo Sexwale was joined by former president Thabo Mbeki, former cricket administrator Ali Bacher and Comrades Marathon legend Bruce Fordyce at the Johannesburg launch of a new global initiative to tackle discrimination in sport on Monday.
While the government thanked those South Africans who dedicated 67 minutes of their time to cleaning up their surroundings on Friday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation thanked all those from around the world who turned out in support of the first Mandela Day since Mandela's passing.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa rolled up his sleeves on Friday to paint one of the rooms of the Mahikeng Provincial Hospital in North West province, before leading a clean-up campaign at two local taxi ranks in the Mahikeng CBD.
Some 170 volunteers from Brand South Africa, the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation got their hands dirty renovating classrooms at Simunye High School in Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg on Mandela Day.
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