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Mandela Day 2012
Happy Birthday Madiba!
International icon of inspiration and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, celebrated his 94th birthday on 18 July 2012. His life symbolises the triumph of the human spirit. He has dedicated himself to the service of humanity within the spheres of human rights protection, conflict resolution, race relations, gender equality, children’s rights and reconciliation. Due to his contribution to the international struggle for democracy, uplifting of poor communities and promoting a culture of peace globally, the UN General Assembly declared his birthday “Nelson Mandela International Day”.
To read about the life and times of Nelson Mandela, click here.
His 67 years, our 67 minutes.
“You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.” – Nelson Mandela
Lead SA’s Terry Volkwyn, “Madiba’s legacy is one of active citizenship. Stand up, do the right thing and make a difference. There is no better tribute we can pay to Madiba’s legacy than developing our nation into an active civil society that selflessly rolls up its sleeves and makes a difference. Whatever you do – whether it’s painting the walls of a crèche, reading to an elderly person or picking up litter – no act of volunteerism is too big or too small. It all makes a difference!”
Mandela Day Schools Project
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
Presenters from 94.5Kfm, 567 CapeTalk, 702 Talk Radio and 94.7 Highveld Stereo visited the schools they attended and found ways to contribute.Various projects were tackled such as building classrooms, revamping school fields, providing books for libraries and replacing broken windows.
To watch highlights of the day, visit Lead SA TV
“No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective.” – Nelson Mandela