Mandela Day

What is Mandela day and why do we celebrate it? Former President Nelson Mandela spent 67 years in service of South Africa, where he fought for justice, equality and human rights for all. We as South Africans come together every year and spend at least 67 minutes serving our communities as a small way of honouring that service.

Mandela Day – 18 July

Today the YMCA Cape Town team spent the morning at CPOA Pinelands retirement home, serving and honouring our older generation. Due to Covid precautions, we were not able to interact as much with them but still did our service by cleaning the facility. We then drove to various locations where homeless camps have been set up and provided lunch to those residing there.


We would like to thank CPOA Pinelands for allowing us the opportunity to donate our time and we would also like to thank our residents who donated money towards the meals we provided.

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