President Cyril Ramaphosa, joined by Eastern Cape Premier Pumello Masualle and Chief Zwelivelile Mandela and his wife, hands over blankets to the elderly after officially unveils the newly build HRH Nosekeni Nongaphi Mandela Clinic. Picture: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS.
Johannesburg - Using the slogan "be the legacy", citizens and leaders globally came together to commemorate the centenary of struggle icon Nelson Mandela. 

Mandela Day is commemorated on the former statesman's birthday - July 18 - and encourages citizens from all walks of life to spend at least 67 minutes making a difference in the lives of others.  

The day has also seen leaders, organisations and government entities heed this call and go out into their communities and make a difference. 

From former US president Barack Obama's lecture, held at the Wanderers Stadium, to President Cyril Ramaphosa's unveiling of a new clinic in Mvezo, here's a look at how citizens and leaders alike commemorated the centenary. 

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