Be Part Of These Nelson Mandela Day Events


Thanks to his visionary humanitarian efforts and enormous heart, Tata Madiba and Mandela Day are celebrated, not only in South Africa, but worldwide. In honour of his life and love, we encourage everyone to partake in an event for good on 18 July. 

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Mandela Day Farm School Festival

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 09:30 – 15:00

Their Mandela Day initiatives are always part of the larger high-impact projects. At Blair Atholl Primary School, they have installed storm-water drainage systems and have done extensive paving around the school. And this year they could use your help to paint the outside of the school. With enough participants they can paint an entire school in just one day. This Mandela Day, they will also host a fun day for the children. Activities include egg races, netball and soccer matches, face painting and many other fun activities lined up just for them. Let’s go put a smile on those cute little faces, shall we? To find out how you can get involved visit this website or:

  • Donate R30 000 for your team of 10 employees to attend. A cost breakdown is available on their website, explaining how the funds are used.
  • These funds go towards the project and BEE and 18A tax certificates are issued.
  • They recommend you dress comfortably, because you will get hands-on and dirty.

Mandela Day Farm School Festival

Food Forward SA

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019

As it was established in 2009 to address widespread hunger in South Africa, FoodFoward SA connects a world of excess to a world of need by recovering quality edible surplus food from the consumer goods supply chain and distributing it to community organisations that serve the poor. More than 80% of the food recovered is nutritious food. To be part of this initiative please feel free to visit their website, because it begins with us!

Mandela Day Quiz Night

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 18:00

Are you well informed about what’s happening around you? Well, then let’s find out, join in on this Mandela Day Quiz Night. The Project Brave Foundation’s annual quiz fundraiser is ready to do good with a fun night at Hudsons in Parkhurst. Your tickets will come with a burger and side for you to enjoy, so build your team of 8 with friends, family or colleagues. Come test out your knowledge for a good cause and celebrate the life of the father of the nation.

Secret Sunrise JHB – Dance For Madiba

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 17:00 – 18:07

Johannesburg are you ready? We know we are! Secret Sunrise and Caltrate are super excited to bring you their Secret Sunrise global dance, dancing for Madiba. Let’s make it a dance to remember. So, make sure you join in for the most epic view of the Johannesburg skyline at 17:00. The sun sets at 17:35 so you can get the chance to watch it go down while you dance in loving memory of a hero. Think of this as your giveback, all revenue is donated to Children’s Memorial Institute at the Uthando Centre. Dress up, show up, and let’s dance! Tickets are from R50 – R125 per person, and you can get your tickets here!

Secret Sunrise JHB - Dance for Madiba

67 Minutes To Clean The South

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 09:00 – 22:07

If you’re from the South and love your hood, show some love! Join in on the movement to take ownership and be part of bettering the neighbourhood. Grab a broom and spade and sweep up the dirt and cut the weeds growing in the gutters, talk about getting your hands dirty. But it’s all for a good cause. They also encourage schools and people of the South to get behind this initiative that will raise the look of the South and return their realty back to a commodity. Visit this Facebook page to see what you can do.

Soweto Is Walking #MandelaMile

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 12:00 – 14:00

What a good way to work on those summer bodies, it was a long walk to freedom, but Madiba waked anyway. Now, it’s our time to take on the challenge for the greater good of the country. Join in on this Soweto Walk, imagine yourself walking in Mandela’s shoes. Big shoes to fill, if you ask me, but still worth the try, one step at a time. So, join in and you won’t regret it.

Joburg Child Welfare Fundraising Ball

Date: Friday, 19 July 2019 at 17:30 – 23:30

Now this event is not happening on Mandela Day but is still worth taking part in, simply because it’s a good deed. To make it even more special, Joburg Child Welfare is turning 110 years old. To celebrate this, they are hosting a gala to raise much needed funding for the organisation. There will be networking opportunities and great food and entertainment. Tickets are R1 000 per person with sponsorship opportunities available with marking possibilities for your business. So, be sure to join in!

Mandela Day 2019 Art Expo

Date: Wednesday, 17 July 2019 – Saturday, 20 July 2019

Come join in for a showcasing of their talented pupils’ art pieces on Mandela Day, taking place at Kyalami Corner Shopping Centre. You’ll be in awe of young talent that has worked hard to celebrate Madiba’s legacy through beautiful art. See you at the Mandela Day 2019 Art Expo.

Mandela Day 2019 Art Expo

100 Chain Scarf

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 10:00 – 13:00

It’s winter time and we all like keeping warm, so ward off the winter chill and whip up this quick and easy scarf. Come show off your knitting skills. Don’t worry if you’re still a beginner, this is going to a learning and fun experience. The class is R200 and includes tea, eats and lots of fun. Email them on theyarntreesa@gmail.com or call them on 082 725 1968.

Make And Donate A Sleeping Bag

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 08:00 – 16:00

Make & Donate A Sleeping Bag for 67 Minutes at Kingsmead College on Mandela Day. Sleeping bags will be made from newspaper and recycled plastic and a handmade scarf will be placed in every sleeping bag. These sleeping bags will be distributed to the homeless. Schools and visitors are invited to give 67 minutes for Mandela day to make these sleeping bags to raise awareness for homelessness. For more information or to book, please email service@kingsmead.co.za.

Swahili Night

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 14:00 – till late

The Swahili Night Music Live Performance will be at Emperors Palace News Cafe. There will be a great line up of artists and DJs to keep you entertained and enjoying the night with like-minded individuals. All entertainment and music will be brought to you by artists from the African continent coming together to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day. Entrance is R100 – R200 per person, for more information visit this Facebook page.

Swahili Night

Mandela Day Movie Night

Date: Friday, 19 July 2019 at 18:00 – 21:00

This is going to be a very special evening, watch The Lion King in a unique new cinema, with popcorn, snacks and drinks. Be sure to join in as all the proceeds will go towards helping Thalitha Children’s Trust care for their precious babies. Tickets are R300 per person, and you can get yours here!

Spend 67 Minutes With Animals

Date: Saturday, 13 July 2019 – Saturday, 27 July 2019

If you prefer to spend your 67 minutes with those in need who a are little more furry, then check out these Animal Shelters to Help Out this Mandela Day. Spend the day building kennels, playing with feisty balls of fluff or helping animals in townships.

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