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Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day 2024 With These Events

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In honour of our legendary former President, Nelson Mandela, and his life and love for our country, why not spread the love, do good and give back to the community on Nelson Mandela Day on 18 July with these events in and around Joburg? There’s something for everyone.

Ladles of Love

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2024 at 09:00 – 17:00.

A single day, a singular objective, and an abundance of love. Their mission is to establish a global record, and they require your assistance. Ladles of Love aspires to gather the largest assembly of volunteers dedicating 67 minutes of their time towards fashioning items that foster the well-being, development, and growth of children.

View the event here.

Ashraful Aid

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2024 at 09:00.

Join Ashraful Aid on 18 July at The Wanderers Stadium and make a real difference in their community. They are aiming to pack 5,000 food hampers to bring hope and sustenance to countless families in need.

Want to get involved? Find more information here.

Mandela Day at Woodrock Animal Rescue

Date: Thursday, 18 July – Saturday, 20 July 2024.

Calling all animal lovers! Woodrock Animal Rescue in Hennops River Valley is hosting a special Mandela Day event to celebrate compassion and community. Lend a hand (and a brush!) by helping create a vibrant wall mural that embodies Ubuntu, the South African philosophy of togetherness, a fitting tribute to Mandela’s spirit. Can’t wield a paintbrush? No worries! Donations to their wishlist will ensure the shelter animals have everything they need.

Click here for more information

FoodForward Packing Event

Date: Thursday, 18 July from 09:30.

This Mandela Day, join the fight against hunger with FoodForwardSA. In honour of Nelson Mandela’s unwavering dedication to service, they’re partnering with organisations across South Africa to tackle food insecurity, a critical issue impacting countless communities.

Your contribution, big or small, can make a real difference. By volunteering or donating, you’ll help ensure nutritious meals reach those who need them most – from community kitchens and shelters to centers caring for vulnerable children and the elderly.

Click here to find out how you can get involved.

Mandela Day at Momos Upliftment Centre

Date: Thursday, 18 July from 10:00 – 17:00.

Make a difference in Joburg South this Mandela Day! Join an initiative focused on building an inclusive community for the homeless and those in need. By providing essential services, they aim to uplift individuals and restore their dignity and confidence. Get involved and be part of creating a positive impact.

Find the event listing here.

Melrose Arch and SA Harvest #BucketsfNutrition

Date: Thursday, 18 July from 12:00 – 16:00.

Make a difference this Mandela Month! Join Melrose Arch and @SAHarvest in the fight against hunger. Pack nutritious buckets in just 67 minutes and challenge your friends, family, or colleagues to do the same. Every bucket brings us closer to a hunger-free future.

Click here for more information on this initiative.

Mandela Day Walk and Run

Date: Saturday, 20 July 2024.

Mark your calendars! The highly anticipated 2024 Mandela Day Walk and Run is back at The DP World Wanderers Stadium. This annual event, proudly sponsored by BP South Africa and Balwin Properties, is more than just a race – it’s a celebration of community service and positive change.

Click here to sign up for the race.

Nelson Mandela Printmaking Night

Date: Friday, 19 July from 18:00 – 21:00.

Calling all art enthusiasts! Lillian Gray Art School invites you to unleash your inner artist at their Printmaking Night. This isn’t just any art class – it’s a fun and intimate experience at the Lillian Gray Art Studio. The evening kicks off with a welcoming drink, setting the stage for a night of creative exploration.

Click here for more information.

Laugh for 60 Minutes

Date: Sunday, 21 July from 19:00.

Looking for a way to get involved and support a worthy cause? Be sure to join the laugh for 67 minutes, change a child’s life, charity comedy show, presented by Cotlands! This remarkable event is dedicated to supporting children who lack access to early learning opportunities and guarantees an evening of laughter that you won’t want to miss. The live event takes place on Sunday, 21 July. If you are unable to attend in person, fear not! You can still join them virtually by purchasing a virtual ticket for only R150

Read all about this worthy cause here.

The events of Mandela Day are a reminder that each individual has the power to make a difference. By volunteering our time and energy, we can help to create a more just and equitable world.

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