No one could have predicted that the 18th of July 1918 would give rise to one of the world’s most profound and evocative leaders, or that the day would go on to be one that’s celebrated in kind and simple acts of selflessness. Commemorating a lifetime of service and in honour of his legacy of enduring change, the 18th of July is now globally known as International Nelson Mandela Day.
Officially declared by the United Nations General Assembly as Mandela Day, the annual anniversary of Mr Nelson Mandela’s Birthday is celebrated worldwide in tribute to the efforts Madiba exerted in changing South Africa and the world at large, for the better.
Each year in July, while reflecting on his lifelong commitment to inspiring change, the world spares 67 minutes of their time for charity.
How can I make a difference?
Large or small, planned or random, every act of kindness sets in motion positive change. Here are a few ideas for inspiration if you are looking for ways to give back to Joburg, make a difference to the Jozi community and commit 67 minutes of living as Mandela did for 67 years of his life.
Action Against Jozi Poverty
Give of Your Time
Whether it be by action, activism, charity or a random act of kindness, young and old across Jozi act together in their intent to give back, to make a difference and to initiate a change where it’s needed the most.