Yesterday, the spirit of former President Nelson Mandela was alive and well across the country as South Africans rolled up their sleeves in celebration of Mandela Day.
Mandela Day commemorates the icon’s lifetime of service to South Africa and the world. In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly declared Mandela’s birthday, 18 July, Nelson Mandela International Day.
In celebration of Mandela’s life and legacy, people devote 67 minutes of their time, one minute for every year of Mandela’s public service, to take action and change the world for the better.
The DST worked with the National Research Foundation, Technology Innovation Agency, South African National Space Agency, Human Sciences Research Council and Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research to ensure the success of its week-long Mandela Day activities.
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