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South Africa: Sixty Seven Minutes for a Cleaner SA
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Country: South Africa
Created: Aug 22, 2014

Acting Government of Communication and Information System (GCIS) CEO Phumla Williams, on Monday, reiterated President Zuma’s message, urging South Africans to take action, inspire change and make every day a Mandela Day.


“The 2014 Mandela Month celebration is particularly symbolic as it is the first one since former President Nelson Mandela’s passing.


“South Africans must uphold his legacy of ensuring that all humans are provided equal opportunities to a better life,” said Williams.


Williams added that the country’s citizens should go out in numbers to participate in activities that will improve schools, charity homes and other non-profitable organisations.


“Let us take action in helping to make a difference, and in doing so build a global movement for good. No matter how small the action, the aim is to change the world for the better, just as Madiba did. Together we move South Africa forward,” said Williams.


Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day celebrated on 18 July (on Mandela's birthday). The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010.


Mandela Day is not meant as a public holiday, but as a day to honour the legacy of Mandela, and his values, through volunteering and community service.


Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.
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