Cape's Mandela Day initiatives inspire

People in South Africa and across world have been commemorating the legacy of struggle icon Nelson Mandela.

Several Mandela Day activities and initiatives are underway nationwide and abroad.

In Cape Town, they include:

Members of The Elders organisation, including Graca Machel, former Ireland president Mary Robinson, Sir Richard Branson, invited Capetonians to walk for change through the CBD.

Read: The Elders to celebrate Mandela Day walking in Cape Town

  • Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation Soup Drive

Staff from the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation are also at the Grand Parade to hand out soup to those who need a warm meal.

The foundation's Rizaan Bailey explains that sou[p was handed out across the CBD.

  • Community Chest Book Wall

The Community Chest CEO, Lorenzo Davids, is calling on people to head down to 82 Bree Street and donate 67 books to help build a book mountain to champion Mandela's call for education.

Read: Letshego Zulu conquers Mount Kilimanjaro in honour of her late husband

And further afield:

The Trek4Mandela team has summited Mount Kilimanjaro, in partnership with the Imbumba Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Take a listen to all the inspiring Mandela Day efforts:


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