What to do for Mandela Day

madibaIn honour of the late former President Nelson Mandela, his birthday on Saturday 18 July is a good way to give back to the community on Mandela Day.

It’s not too late to get involved and share 67 minutes of your time helping others.

Whether you do it on your own or with a friend or two, you’ll feel great paying it forward.

Stuck on where to go?

Why not go visit a retirement village and spend time with the residents there. They enjoy having visitors as they are sometimes forgotten about.

Go to a place of safety in the area and take some treats for the children. They’d love having a new friend visiting.

If you’re an animal lover, go the nearest SPCA or animal shelter. The staff would appreciate the help for the animals or even a donation of food as the winter months are hard.

Here are initiatives you can go to:



If you’re in the Cape Town area, join Langaro Lifestyle Centre as they support the #67soupkitchens initiative. Help feed the homeless with the soup kitchens happening in and around Cape Town.

Neighbourgoods Market Johannesburg

There will be a donation station at the market where you can support by bringing a blanket or donating books.

Dlala Nje


Get involved with Dlala Nje to help empower the youth of Hillbrow. Help support the blanket drive and rid the streets of litter.It’s a great cause to show your support for a misunderstood part of Jozi. Join the event here.

Wollies Animal Project

There’s much to do with Wollies Animal Project, you decided how you spend your time.

67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day

Join people and companies around the world as they join the blanket initiative to collect as many blankets in support of Mandela Day.

Now with many ideas and some of the many Mandela Day initiatives that you can support, you have Mandela Day covered.


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