Nelson Mandela commemoration call to action: 5 Dec

4 December 2014

On 5 December 2014 South Africa will commemorate the first anniversary of former President Nelson Mandela’s passing.  The South African Government encourages the public to: post photos, videos, stories, favourite quotes and pictures of themselves wearing a Mandela t-shirt on social media.

The public may also donate books or toys to a child in need and share the former President’s passion for helping children. The world is encouraged to observe three (3) minutes of silence on 5 December as to remember Nelson Mandela. The social media campaign for the commemoration of the passing of the former President Mandela is as follows: Hashtag: #RememberMandela

For more information visit the following webpages:

Webpage: https://www.gov.za/commemoration-first-anniversary-nelson-mandela%E2%80%99s-passing 
Pictures you can use: http://www.mandela.gov.za/gallery/index.html

Focal social media accounts

Twitter accounts:
1. South African Government: https://twitter.com/GovernmentZA
2. The Presidency:  https://twitter.com/PresidencyZA
3. Department of Social Development: https://twitter.com/PresidencyZA
4. Department of Communications: https://twitter.com/DoC_Media
5. SA News: https://twitter.com/SAgovnews

Facebook:
1. South African Government: https://www.facebook.com/GovernmentZA
2. Department of Social Development: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Department-of-Social-Development/390232001058697
3. The Presidency:  https://www.facebook.com/PresidencyZA 
4. SA News: https://www.facebook.com/sanewsgovza

Order of proceedings for the Public on 05 December 2014

  • 09:30: Wreath Laying at Union Building
  • 09:57 – 10:00: Ringing of bells
  • 10:00-10:03 Moment of silence
  • 10:03 –National Anthem
  • 10:30- through-out the day: Laying of wreathes by public.

For coordination of interviews please contact: Ireen Magwai on 082 440 5676 or ireen@doc.gov.za or Jaconia Kobue on 082 313 4673 or jaconiak@dsd.gov.za

Enquiries:
Lumka Oliphant
Contact: 083 484 8067

Issued by: Department of Social Development

Year: 
2014
Media Statement date: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014