Cape Town - Mandela Day will be celebrated globally on Wednesday as part of the centenary commemoration of the former statesman's birth. In South Africa, thousands are expected to put shoulder to the wheel and give 67 minutes of their time to community service.
Several events are set to be held across the country with the President, other politicians, celebrities, sports personalities, public servants and ordinary South Africans volunteering time to do good.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to visit Nelson Mandela's birthplace, Mvezo, where he will hand over three fully furnished houses and groceries to the destitute.
The Eastern Cape government said a clinic in Mvezo, named after Madiba's late mother, Nosekeni Nongathi Mandela would be launched. A machine to produce sanitary pads is also expected to be put in production.
Some 100 families from Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape would are expected see their homes built in a joint initiative by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Department of Human Settlements.