UCKG's groups embrace the call to take action and inspire change every day
UCKG's groups embrace the call to take action and inspire change every day

The annual International Nelson Mandela Day celebrated on Madiba's birthday on 18 July, is more than a celebration of his legendary life and legacy, but a global initiative to honour his values and his dedication to the service of humanity. The call for individual volunteerism encourages everyone to devote 67 minutes to community service to help uplift people, show love and support and make the world a better place for everyone.

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 14 hours ago

Mandela Day: A mop and sandpaper can change the world
Mandela Day: A mop and sandpaper can change the world

Octagon South Africa giving back on Mandela Day

Issued by Octagon South Africa 1 day ago

Son ladies lunch
Son ladies lunch

Son hosted their second annual Women's Fundraising Event in celebration of all women. It was a spectacular event allowing the guests the opportunity to be themselves. The purpose of the event was to support local homes for abused women and their children. With the aid of sponsors and partners, as well as the women who attended, Son was able to provide food hampers to three homes in the Cape Town area and surrounds.

Issued by Son 1 day ago

Son 67 minutes for Mandela Day
Son 67 minutes for Mandela Day

As part of their 67 Minutes for Mandela Day, Son donated food packs to three homes for the less fortunate. The food packs were the result of the Son ladies event hosted on Saturday 16 July 2016.

Issued by Son 22 Jul 2016

The Red & Yellow school with NGOs and SMEs
#MandelaMonth: R&Y's millennial marketers make a difference

The Red & Yellow School in Cape Town extended the usual 67 minutes dedicated to 'doing good' on Mandela Day to a 67 hour initiative, which involved all full-time R&Y students assisting 19 NGOs and SMEs in social media management and digital marketing strategies.

By Pasqua Heard 22 Jul 2016

Zinto restores dignity among differently abled people for Mandela Day
Zinto restores dignity among differently abled people for Mandela Day

The World Health Organisation estimates that approximately 81 million people in Africa are affected by some form of disability. Fighting for disability rights is a huge task but some people are taking it upon themselves to make a positive change.

Issued by Zinto Activation Group 21 Jul 2016

200 delicious biryani meals packed in just 67 minutes providing sustenance for 9,000 people
200 delicious biryani meals packed in just 67 minutes providing sustenance for 9,000 people

J. Walter Thompson South Africa joins FoodBank client for vital pipeline on Mandela Day initiative

Issued by JWT 21 Jul 2016

#67Boxes for Mandela Day
#67Boxes for Mandela Day

In the spirit of International Nelson Mandela Day 2016, the teams at Velocity Afrika, Bouffant, and Velocity Films production companies in Johannesburg and Cape Town challenged staff members and clients to collect personal care items to be donated to shelters for abused women and girls. Instead of coming up with ways to spend 67 minutes on 18 July, the teams challenged companies to collect a total of 67 Boxes; a target that was shattered as donations piled up, resulting in over 100 boxes being filled. The care packs will be donated to POWA (People Opposing Women Abuse). This organisation provides services to abused women and advocates the improvement of their quality of life. Their vision to create a society that does not tolerate violence against women, aligns with our mission to help women regain control and power over their bodies.

Issued by Bouffant 20 Jul 2016

Connecting moms
Chatbot launched to connect new mothers

DURBAN, South Africa - Through the advent of Messenger and bots, messaging platforms have rapidly increased their impact in reaching users with life-changing content. Leading this technological evolution in low and middle income countries, the Praekelt Foundation, launched a new chatbot for Messenger integrated into the South African Department of Health's MomConnect, at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban yesterday, 19 July 2016.

20 Jul 2016