Media release

Make a difference on this Mandela Month

07 July 2014

07 July 2014

Government calls on South Africans to embrace the opportunity to celebrate the Mandela Month by giving off 67 minutes of their time to build a cleaner and better South Africa.

Acting GCIS Chief Executive Officer Phumla Williams said: “South Africans are urged to take action, inspire change and make every day a Mandela Day. The 2014 Mandela Month celebration is particularly symbolic as it is the first one since former President Nelson Mandela’s passing.  South Africans must uphold Mandela’s legacy of ensuring that all humans are provided equal opportunities to a better life”.

In 2010, the United Nation General Assembly declared 18 July, Madiba’s birthday, the Nelson Mandela International Day which will be dedicated to his work and the values he lived by. The day is also dedicated to the service of our fellow human beings by actively helping to change their circumstances.

To reiterate President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address message, government calls on South Africans to practice a healthier and cleaner way of living by taking care of their environment and cleaning up the areas where they live. “The country can be beautified by getting together for a major clean-up of our cities, town, township, villages and schools”, Said President Zuma.

“Let us take action in helping to make a difference, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Let us go out in numbers and participate in activities that will improve our schools, charity homes and other non-profitable organisations to further bring about the change that Madiba fought for. No matter how small the action, the aim is to change the world for the better, just as Madiba did. Together we move South Africa forward.” said Williams.

Phumla Williams: 083 501 0139
Issued by Government Communication and Information System

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