18 July has been declared Nelson Mandela International Day, but as South Africans we take the opportunity to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life for the month of July.
Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first democratically elected president in 1994. As a champion of reconciliation, he was instrumental in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Before his presidency, Mandela was heavily involved in anti-apartheid activities. He served 27 years in prison, many of which were spent with other sentenced freedom fighters.
What can you do for Mandela Month?
There are many activities in and around our Community that neighbours can participate in on 18 July as part of Mandela Day.