Make every day Mandela Day | Western Cape Government

Make every day Mandela Day

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Every year, on 18 July we celebrate former President Nelson Mandela’s birthday by dedicating 67 minutes of our time to help those in need.

2019 marks 10 years since the start of Mandela Day in 2010.

Although 18 July is known as Nelson Mandela International Day, we embrace the chance to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life for the whole of July. This gives everyone a chance to get involved in an activity they’re passionate about and to make a change in the world around them.

What can you do for Mandela month

  • Contact your local HIV organisation and find out how you can help.
  • Help out at your local hospice.
  • Many terminally ill people have no friends or family who can visit them. Take a little time to have a chat and find out what they need.
  • Donate toys to the children's ward at your local hospital.
  • Tutor kids in a school subject you are good at.
  • Donate your old computer to a school.
  • Donate books to a school.

Find more ways that you can volunteer your services on the Nelson Mandela Day website.

No matter how small your action, Mandela Day is about changing the world for the better, just as Nelson Mandela did every day.

Are you still looking for ways to give back? Here’s 20 ways you can leave a positive legacyVolunteer at a children's hospital.

Mandela Day is a reminder for all of us to take time out of our busy lives to give back to our communities and make the world a better place. Make every day a Mandela Day by celebrating Madiba’s life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about enduring change.

The content on this page was last updated on 17 July 2019