Caxton local newspapers, in partnership with Hirsch’s Homestore, celebrated Mandela Day by brightening the smiles of many unfortunate children on the East Rand.
The Trek4Mandela team received a heartfelt hero’s welcome at O. R. Tambo International Airport on Monday evening, where the mayor Clr Mondli Gungubele received each and every team member with a congratulatory handshake.
The Tsakane Society for the Care of the Aged will soon have a sustainable supply of fresh vegetables to prepare nutritious meals for the aged in its care thanks to Carnival City and the Afrisun Community Trust.
Nelson Mandela Day saw senior citizens from old age homes across Ekurhuleni, including Brakpan, gather at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, on Saturday, where they were treated to a meal and entertainment.
Members of the Brakpan police spoiled the children of Africa’s Angels, a school for disabled children, by bringing food, sweets and toys for them,on Friday.
Mandela was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2001, two years after stepping down as president of South Africa.
Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994 marked a new day in South Africa, he continued to inspire the nation in the years that followed.
While in prison Nelson Mandela continued to study and later engaged in talks with the South African government who sought to end apartheid.
After some constant persuasion from ANC members in the 1940’s, Nelson Mandela started attending the party’s meetings in 1942.
As South Africa commemorates Nelson Mandela Day, here are some of the highlights of his childhood.
Mandela day is almost upon us and as we all know, a man must eat, and like other men, the father of the nation did just that. Read below as we explore his diverse palate.