SA Men’s hockey honours Mandela Day

14 Jul 2017

The SA Men’s Hockey Team will be devoting 67 minutes of their time to commemorate International Mandela Day at the New Jerusalem Children’s Home on 18th July 2017.

The International Mandela Day activation, where the SA’s Men’s Hockey Team will partake in array of activities with the children being housed at the New Jerusalem Children’s Home is premised on Brand South Africa’s collaboration with the South African Hockey Association, and the GEM Project.

International Mandela Day is a commemorative day inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices.

To honour the late African leaders’ epic struggle, setbacks, renewed hope and ultimate triumph - the United Nations General Assembly via unanimous decision proclaimed Mandela's birthday, 18th July, as Nelson Mandela International Day in 2009, to mark his contribution to the anti-apartheid struggle.

It called on individuals to donate 67 minutes to doing something for others, commemorating the 67 years that Mandela had been a part of the movement.

This Mandela Day – Brand South Africa with its aforementioned partners, call on all South Africans to play their part and act against poverty and unite to make a change that’ll enhance the willingness of members of a society to cooperate with each other in order to survive and prosper for a better country and future.