Mandela Day 2017

Mandela Day 2017
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 06:19

Mandela Day is a special occasion at Chapman's Peak Drive, and each year our staff find a project in order to take action and inspire change. 

Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly.

“It is in your hands to make of the world a better place,” he said a year earlier, calling on the younger generation to take up this task.

Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place. Each year on 18 July we look back on what has been done, and forward to what will be done. 
Making every day a Mandela Day celebrates Madiba’s life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about enduring change.

The call is to take 67 minutes of action on Mandela Day - why 67 minutes? 

His life has been an inspiration to the world,” the foundation said. By devoting 67 minutes of their time – one minute for every year of Mandela's public service – people can make a small gesture of solidarity with humanity and a step towards a global movement for good.

This year on 18 July 2017,  #Chappies staff went to Living Hope in Masiphumelele, on the south side of the drive.  This organisation seeks to reach people for Christ, bringing hope and breaking the despair of poverty and disease. Living Hope serves seven communities in the south peninsula of Cape Town: Capricorn, Masiphumelele, Mountain View, Muizenberg, Ocean View, Overcome Heights, and Red Hill. They have four ministries covering healthcare, Substance abuse recovery, Life skills and economic empowerment. 

This year they sent out a request for the following assistance on Mandela Day: 

  • 67 fidget blankets for their elderly patients 
  • 670 hygiene packs
  • 67 food parcels for drug resistant TB patients 
  • Land clear for 67 minutes 
  • Beach clean up in Muizenberg for 67 minutes 

#Chappies staff took food parcels and did 67 minutes of land clear at the site - cleaning up the environment on Mandela Day as honouring one request was just not enough in their quest to assist their communities. Living Hope makes every day a Mandela Day and we were happy to assist in a small way for a day. 

TAKE ACTION. INSPIRE CHANGE. MAKE EVERY DAY A MANDELA DAY.


Chapman’s Peak Drive Toll Plaza Office Hours:

The Toll Plaza is open Monday - Friday from 08h00 - 17h00 for registration as a Frequent User.
Address: Toll Plaza, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town
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About Chapman's Peak Drive

  • Chapman’s Peak Drive toll road winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay on the Atlantic Coast on the south-western tip of South Africa. Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.

    Chapman’s Peak Drive is affectionately known as #Chappies.