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Play your part in Mandela Fridays

Be the legacy during Madiba's centenary year.

2018 has been declared the year to celebrate the life of Madiba.

South Africans and the international community have been called to emulate the values of the first democratically elected president of the country, Nelson Mandala, as we celebrate his centenary.

A key contributor to the centenary euphoria is Mandela Fridays where the domestic and international community are encouraged to perform acts of selflessness, giving back to those less fortunate and making the lives of others better.

“We call on all South Africans, schools, faith based organisations and other sectors of society to join in the centenary celebrations. Let us all, even in our busy lifestyles set aside some time to play our part and make a difference in the lives of others,” said Minister of Communications Nomvula Mokonyane.

President Cyril Ramaphosa declared 2018 the year of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in his State of the Nation Address. This is also the year that the international icon would have turned 100.

A year-long series of awareness, educational, celebratory and commemorative activities will take place across the country, building up to a  national centenary celebration on former President Mandela’s birthday on July 2018.

The main event will take place at Mvezo, Eastern Cape, and will be led by President Ramaphosa.

More details on the planned centenary events in honour of formerPreside nt Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu will be made available on www.gov.za

Members of the public are urged to post pictures, videos and selfies of what they will be doing to celebrate ''BETHELEGACY'' on social media using #Mandela100 and #BeTheLegacy or alternatively send to
electronic@gcis.gov.za