2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, but Mandela Day is more than a celebration of Madiba's life and legacy, it is a global movement to take his life’s work into a new era and change our world for the better.
For nearly a decade, Mandela Day has been celebrated worldwide in recognition of the late former president, who spent 67 years of his life in the service of humanity.
The day was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 by the UN General Assembly and each year we celebrate Madiba’s by looking back on what has been done and forward to what will be done to help those who are less fortunate than us.
"Today, let us commit to build on Nelson Mandela’s example of selflessness, tolerance & sense of shared purpose." -Deputy Secretary-General @AminaJMohammed on #Mandela100https://t.co/Cv25hvyzTr pic.twitter.com/bonorFI9QL— United Nations (@UN) July 10, 2018
As you gear up for #Mandela100 and unsure on how to spend your 67 minutes will comprise, check out some South African celebs who always go the extra mile for charity.