On this day in 1918, a legend was born – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who affectionately became known as Madiba in the years that followed. We now celebrate all that this great man represents: a symbol of the struggle for freedom, an icon of democracy and an inspiration the world over. His unshakable commitment to the advancement of our nation saw him make numerous sacrifices for a cause he saw as much greater than his own personal and professional aspirations. He continued to campaign globally for peace even after he retired his presidency, leaving behind a legacy that South Africans around the world aim to uphold.
In the Western Cape, schools commence with their third academic term on 18 July. The team at Creative Spark put care packages together for a handful of schools in the Cape Flats region and will deliver them on the day as a ‘welcome back to school’ kit. The schools are unaware of this and will be surprised by a few team members, in what we would like to turn into a Mandela Day tradition for us. It’s a contribution that we hope will lighten the load of expenses that these schools spend on day-to-day essentials.
“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished” – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela