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Mandela Day at Umngazi

Posted on: July 17, 2015, in Community

Every year, on the birthday of our beloved former president and international inspiration, Nelson Mandela, people around the world are asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to give up 67 minutes of their time in order to help others.

Every person in the world can make a difference, no matter how big or small their contribution.

For 67 minutes of your day – one minute for every year of Mr. Mandela’s public service – you are essentially asked to make a small gesture of any kind, as long as it proves solidarity with humanity and promises a global movement for good.

It’s more than a celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy. It is a global movement to honour his life’s wok and act to change the world for the better. 

This year, Umngazi set out to make a difference in showcasing the the full heart of Madiba and ultimately coming together to give the little local church (located near the entrance of Umngazi) a little facelift. Whether you live in this beautiful part of the coast or you’re visiting, this is a project that hits home for all. With an early start and a beautiful day ahead, Umngazi staff, guests and members of the local community joined in high spirits to get involved in painting, window repairs, removing alien vegetation, fixing the fence and poles and replacing the door handle hand lock. 


We are truly honoured to have shared this moment with the legacy of an incredible man and a group of vibrant and warmhearted people. From the locals right down to the youngsters involved, we thank you for a special day and even more inspiration for Mandela Day 2016.


Special mention to the warmth given by:

Beth & Grace Pollock
Jordan, Oliver, Christian Bamber
Dom Garreau
Xander Kapsimalis
Daniel van Zyl
Dan, Nicky, Ruby & Sam Kurgan
Tarren, Kessica & William Bentley
Emily & Bella Pretorius


Well done to all who took time out of their day to make a difference. Let’s make everyday Mandela Day.


“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

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