Play your part In Man­dela Fri­days

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de­clared the year to cel­e­brate the life of Madiba. South Africans and the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity have been called to em­u­late the val­ues of the first demo­crat­i­cally elected pres­i­dent of the coun­try, Nel­son Man­dala, as we cel­e­brate his cen­te­nary.

A key con­trib­u­tor to the cen­te­nary eu­pho­ria is Man­dela Fri­days where the do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity are en­cour­aged to per­form acts of self­less­ness, giv­ing back to those less for­tu­nate and mak­ing the lives of oth­ers bet­ter.

“We call on all South Africans, schools, faith based or­gan­i­sa­tions and other sec­tors of so­ci­ety to join in the cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions. Let us all, even in our busy life­styles set aside some time to play our part and make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of oth­ers,” said Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Nomvula Mokonyane. Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa de­clared 2018 the year of Nel­son Rolih­lahla Man­dela in his State of the Na­tion Ad­dress. This is also the year that the in­ter­na­tional icon would have turned 100.

A year-long se­ries of aware­ness, ed­u­ca­tional, cel­e­bra­tory and com­mem­o­ra­tive ac­tiv­i­ties will take place across the coun­try, build­ing up to a na­tional cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tion on for­mer Pres­i­dent Man­dela’s birth­day on July 2018.

The main event will take place at Mvezo, East­ern Cape, and will be led by Pres­i­dent Ramaphosa.

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