It’s the 1st Mandela Day since his death. Celebrating Mandela Day without Madiba.
It is the fifth year since the United Nations declared July 18, Madiba’s birthday, an international day aimed at “bringing people together to fight poverty and promote peace and reconciliation”.
This year’s event marks 20 years since Mandela became president of South Africa.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation said this year will focus on literacy, shelter and food security – which remains a global concern.
The day will be commemorated with a host of activities in every corner of the country, with more than 1 000 events planned that are connected with the international day.
President Jacob Zuma will be taking part in Operation Clean-Up at the Nelson Mandela School of Science and Technology in Mvezo near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.
Zuma urged all to demonstrate their love for the country by cleaning their surroundings…
Wikipedia has more on Mandela Day here.
The official Mandela Day website is here.