We all know that on the 18th of July we celebrate Tata Madiba’s birthday and our fellow celebrities always take it down to our communities with their #67 minutes in honor of him. We are quite impressed on what they did this year and here’s how some of them gave back:
#2 Somizi Mhlongo upped his game this year by not only raising 67 suits for Matric dance but also giving away 30 of his own, not forgetting that last year he did the same and ended up with 300 matric dance dresses, so who knows he might end up with another 300 suits or even more. He also teamed up with Minister Nomvula Makonyane and other to clean Juskei River in Alex. Keep up the good work Mr Somizi.
#3 Judith Sephuma contributed her #67 minutes by packaging food for Ten Million kids in need. One box=216 meals. Keep up the good work Judith.
#4 Boity, Tresor and Locnville all took part in Gareth Cliff’s, Cliff Central, where the local stars and the Idols judge broadcasted live from Ikwezi Primary School library in Soweto. At this event, people donated time and effort to the learning institution. Good work Boity and the team.
#5 The entire Department of sports and Recreation South Africa also did their #67 minutes by visiting the community of Hamanskraal Themba in Tshwane. They did community work and handed out sports equipment to six schools. Thumbs up
#6 “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD”… the bible says as DJ Zinhle together with Menlyn SA took 67 kids for a lunch date for their #67 minutes. Oh and the lunch was more than 67minutes. Well done Zinhle.
#7 Some of our celebrities like Phumeza Mantshikiza, Sunnyboy Dladla, July Zuma and Simunye band went to Berlin to mobilize for Mandela Day. The Berlin stadtmission organized a charity gala in honor of Nelson Mandela. The proceeds will go to the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg and Bahnfosmission Zoolgischer Cartein in Berlin.
Few international celebrities didn’t want to be left out for Mandela day and here’s what they did:
#9 The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates delivered the 14th Annual Mandela Lecture in Mamelodi the past Sunday. He mentioned that Africa needs to achieve more, faster, and ensure everybody benefits as people tackle unemployment, malnutrition, and health issues. To achieve this, he emphasized the role of young people in finding new solutions. “We are the human beings who must take action, and we have to decide now, because this unique moment won’t last forever. We must clear away the obstacles that are standing in young people’s way so they can seize all of their potential,” said Gates, speaking at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi campus.
And Canadian music superstar Drake was thronged by fans as he visited the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton on Monday evening. DRAKE arrived at the center where Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe and Mandela family members gave him a tour of the center as he also lead a short discussion with the youth.
Wrapping it all up:
The Metro FM and SABC Foundation commemorated Nelson Mandela International Day in partnership with Bikers for Mandela, an initiative that included bikers, celebrities and corporate partners Don Helmets who took part in the seven annual Bikers for Mandela Day campaign, (14-18 July 2016). The trip was from Johannesburg to Mozambique. Not excluding all the SABC radio stations that also took part and did numerous activities for our communities.
They did remarkable work and we are so proud of them. For now we shall remain in hope that the whole nation will remember to #MAKE EVERYDAY A MANDELA DAY…