In March, Nelson Mandela’s granddaughters, HRH Princess Zaziwe Manaway and HRH Princess Swati Dlamini-Mandela of the Mandela Royal House teamed up with Relate Trust to launch the Mandela Centenary Relate bracelet.
The bracelet pays tribute to the notion that ‘if we each do one small thing, we can achieve big things together’.
Through their crowdfunding model of selling bracelets globally, Relate Trust has raised more than R50 million since 2010.
“Forty-nine percent of South African youths are unemployed while more than half the country lives below the poverty line. This is a crisis that needs to be addressed now."
“If every tax paying South African bought one Mandela Centenary Relate bracelet, we would achieve our vision of raising R100 million in honour of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th year,” says Relate CEO, Neil Robinson.
Princess Manaway said she was proud to be a part of the project: “Tata spent his whole life fighting for a just, equal society. He said at his trial ‘I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities’.
To support Relate’s Mandela Centenary Campaign, buy the special Mandela Centenary Relate bracelets from Woolworths stores and select Protea Hotels, Made In SA, Out of Africa, and The Tiger’s Eye stores nationwide.
The money raised will go towards the Nelson Mandela Literacy Project whose libraries each work with thousands of children.