18 July 2017

Mandela Day celebrations in Qunu

Qunu in the Eastern Cape has been packed with people today, busy with activities to emulate Madiba's values, honouring the 67 minutes dedicated to doing good deeds in Mandela's memory.
The Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha also stands central to the celebrations this year(2017).  

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14 July 2016

As Nelson Mandela Day nears, spirit of giving is in full swing

It's only four days to go before International Day in honour of world icon Nelson Mandela. And many South Africans have already started doing their bit for humanity - including in the late elder statesman's home village.

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14 July 2016 

Mandela Day activities gain momentum in Qunu

Mandela Day activities in the home village of the late Nelson Mandela are moving into high-gear ahead of the big day. The Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development together with the Africa Arise Foundation and the Mandela family is hosting a vegetable growing project. 67 seeds will be planted in garden plots at the Mandela homestead. This also serves as the launch of a bigger project that will see the distribution of a million tins of vegetable seeds to needy communities across the country.

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15 July 2016 

Veggies project to help pupils with funds, food

Sixty-seven pupils from Qunu were thrilled to be given use of plots in Nelson Mandela’s garden yesterday.Pupils from Milton Mbekela in Qunu and St Johns College in Mthatha will get R10000 each, of which R5000 will go towards their schooling and R5000 to grow vegetables and maintain the garden and farm.

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19 July 2016

67 Community Gardens take root on Mandela Homestead

Africa Rising, Sakata and Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform partner to promote sustainable development and food security. This year Africa Rising Foundation held a three-day celebration leading up to Mandela Day on July 18, 2016, with a range of community projects in Qunu, the home of Nelson Mandela.

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27 July 2016

Mandela's Community Garden: 67 plots of land for 67 children on Madiba's farm

Africa Rising Foundation, founded by Nelson Mandela's grandsons Ndaba and Kweku Mandela, held a three-day celebration for Mandela Day with a range of community projects in Qunu, the home of Nelson Mandela. The foundation focuses on inspiring a new generation of youth who believe in and work towards an empowered Africa.

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23 July 2015

Mthatha's 67 Minutes for Madiba

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22 July 2015

Bringing code to Qunu: How Mandela’s legacy is re-booting digital in rural South Africa

On the 18th of July 2015 organizers of the Nelson Mandela Day Project – Africa Rising, founded by Ndaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s grandson - brought together a group of digital experts to educate and inspire the community of the remote South African village of Qunu. Create Africa, a cooperative that produces cultural events focused on the intersection between culture and technology, has called together partners to ‘reboot’ the computer lab in the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu, on the day devoted to his life and work, Mandela day. The event had official involvement from Ndaba Mandela, Mandela’s grandson, and participants include Isobar NowLab, the Maker Library Network and Sunshine Cinema.

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20 July 2015

Promoting HIV testing among young people in South Africa

On Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July, UNAIDS brought together a small group of artists for a joint visit to South Africa to raise awareness about HIV among young people.

The grandsons of Nelson Mandela, Ndaba and Kweku Mandela, joined the group, which included North American actress and singer Zendaya and Norwegian musical duo Nico & Vinz.

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18 July 2015

Mandela's kick off 67-minute initiative

The grandson of late former president Nelson Mandela, Ndaba, kicked off the globally-recognised 67 minutes for Mandela Day initiative by visiting young patients in Nelson Mandela Central Hospital’s (NMCH) paediatric ward in Mthatha yesterday.

Accompanied by Qunu Chieftainess Nokwanele Balizulu and volunteers from his Africa Rising organisation, Ndaba has also given the unit a facelift by painting the various wards in bright primary colours.

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18 July 2015

Stars Honor Nelson Mandela On Late Activist's Birthday

Celebrities took to social media on Saturday to remember the work of late civil rights activist Nelson Mandela on what would have been his 97th birthday.

The South African leader passed away in 2013 but left behind a legacy sure to outlive many generations to come.

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18 July 2015

Nelson Mandela Day: Hollywood Pays Tribute on Social Media

Forest Whitaker, Serena Williams and Zendaya are among stars who paid tribute.

In honor of the late Nelson Mandela, Hollywood A-listers paid tribute to the philanthropist via social media on internationally celebrated Nelson Mandela Day.

On what would have been Mandela's 97th birthday, stars posted photos and quotes July 18 in remembrance of the first president of South Africa. The United Nations officially declared it an international day in November 2009; July 18, 2010, was the first official Nelson Mandela Day.

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17 July 2015

Zendaya Dances The Hustle With Nico & Vinz In South Africa For UNAIDs - Watch Here!

Zendaya smiles big while posing with Nico & Vinz for the UNAIDS HIV Counselling and Testing day on Friday (July 17) in South Africa.

“Blessed to be apart of this journey, see you in 21 hours,” the 18-year-old K.C. Undercover actress wrote on Instagram just a few days ago.

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16 July 2015

All roads lead to Qunu

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12 July 2015

Concert for Qunu as Madiba's family gets busy for Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela's family will not spend what would have been his 97th birthday together, but they promise to be out in full force to honour his legacy on July 18.

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10 July 2015

SABC celebrates Nelson Mandela international day

Johannesburg, Thursday 09 July 2015 – SABC will be celebrating the Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July, through various activations and campaigns around the country.

Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly.

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10 July 2015

NELSON MANDELA ACADEMIC HOSPITAL YOUNG PATIENTS FIRST RECIPIENTS OF THE NELSON MANDELA DAY

76 beds with linen, curtaining and comic art, to be handed over by Mr Ndaba Mandela & Mrs Nozuko Yokwana, Chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Council at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Ward.

Come 18 July….All roads to Qunu. On 18 July, the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu will be home to many international and national celebrities, dirtying their hounds, reaching out to the needy, following in the footprints of Nelson Mandela. The enthusiastic young lion Ndaba Mandela, a champion of the Africa Rising project, with a big heart just like his grandfather will be handing over 76 beds and linen at Nelson Mandela Children’s ward, and a series of other community beneficiation projects will be also be implemented on the day.

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QUNU KICKS OFF MANDELA DAY

CAPE TOWN – Officials in Nelson Mandela’s home village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape have already kick started the Mandela Day campaign.

The former president’s second-eldest grandson, Ndaba Mandela is leading by example.

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Ndaba Mandela 

Read about Ndaba's latest news and involvement's making headlines across the globe.

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Africa Rising presents #MandelaDayProject 2015

On 18 July 2015, The Africa Rising Foundation launched its first annual #MandelaDayProject with 5 community activations covering health, agriculture and education. All the projects were done in collaboration with the community of #Qunu with a grassroots approach. The day ended with a celebration concert featuring local and international artists and dignitaries for the community.

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