Staff reporter
2 minute read
15 Jul 2014
12:00 pm

Things to do this Mandela Day

Staff reporter

Looking for something to do on Mandela Day or want to find out what others are planning? Look no further

A file photo taken on July 24, 2007 shows former South African President Nelson Mandela joking with youngsters as they celebrate his 89th birthday at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

Thursday 17 July

 67 minutes of self-defence empowerment class

Defence unlimited founder Warren Ho will be hosting defence classes for his 67 minutes dedicated to Mandela Day.

The initiative is focused on empowering individuals through giving them a free self-defence empowerment class at the Rivonia Sports Club in Paulshoff, Johannesburg.

This hour-long class will teach individuals important self-defence techniques from 6.30pm.

Youth entrepreneurial skills development

The youth entrepreneurial development will be launching the “step up to a start-up initiative” at the Southern Sun Gold Reef City Ballroom in Johannesburg, with well-known media personalities helping out.

The programme is aimed at teaching high school pupils from disadvantaged secondary schools in grades 10, 11 and 12 how to start their own businesses.

The initiative will help them develop their entrepreneurial skills through multimedia educational experience achieved through a start-up competition resulting in prizes for the winners.

Pupils will receive booklets filled with entrepreneurial lessons and information related to a film that will be broadcast to them. The evening’s entertainment also includes celebrities Shona and Connie Ferguson.

Friday 18 July

 Shoprite answers call for good deeds on Mandela Day

In the spirit of giving back this year on Mandela Day, Shoprite has taken the opportunity to involve its chains across South Africa.

The group’s head office in Cape Town, together with its seven divisional offices in other main parts of South Africa, have already started work on more than 15 projects.

The projects are aimed at positive contributions to the lives of abused and destitute women and children, disabled adults and children, as well as those who are unemployed and homeless.

The projects provide the company with the opportunity to not only honour the late former President Nelson Mandela, but also identify opportunities.

In the Western Cape, a few of the projects will be focused on The Saartjie Baartman Centre for abused women and children in Manenberg and Kamvalethu Aftercare Centre in Kayamandi.

In Gauteng some projects will be focused on Bona Lesedi, a daycare centre for children and adults with disabilities based in Diepsloot, the Community Crisis Centre for abused women and children in Reiger Park, and Arise and Shine Educare Centre in Mamelodi.

READ MORE: 10 things to do for children this Mandela Day


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