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Cape Town: Things do do for Mandela Day 2021

Clean out your cupboards for baby clothes, walk a dog + more

Last Update: 9 July 2021

Mandela Day is the day you can dedicate 67 minutes of your time to emulate the way Mandela lived, doing good for others. We’ve rounded up a few organisations you can support to celebrate his legacy. And think of extending your contribution beyond this one day. After all, Mandela dedicated his life to make South Africa a better society for us all. 

RECYCLE, SHOP + DONATE FOR CHARITY

The Oasis Association’s Bric-a-Brac market in Claremont, Elsies River and Pinelands is a bargain hunter’s dream. You can find anything from second-hand books, household goods, toys and games to décor items, small working appliances/electronics, clothing and small items of furniture. You can support Oasis in four ways: donate any of the goods mentioned above to its shop, buy goods from the shop, donate towards the organisation, or take your recyclable tins, plastic, paper and bottles there. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the intellectually disabled men, women and children in their care. 

Operating hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 3pm and Saturday, 9am - 1pm 
How to get involved: Drop off donations at the corner of Lee Road and Imam Haron Road (Former Lansdowne road) in Claremont


33 Lee Road, Claremont | 021 671 2698 | oasis.org.za

 

BLESS A BABY FROM HOME

Search your cupboards for your children’s baby clothes, knit or crochet adorable baby booties or put together a package of important baby items (toothbrushes, baby blankets, nappies). Bless a Baby in Durbanville has heaps of ways you can help out during the week. You can help them address the needs of new mothers and babies in need by sourcing donations, becoming a drop-off point, creating awareness using your private networks, or you can make a financial donation to Bless a Baby via Payfast.   

Operating hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 12pm
How to get involved: Can call or email Bless-a-Baby directly

 
 
 
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El Shaddai, Lords Walk, Durbanville | 066 051 5581 | blessababy.org

 

VOLUNTEER YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Calling all photographers, writers, graphic designers, marketers and lawyers: Grow Educare Centres needs your time and skills to help support preschools around Cape Town. GROW equips preschools with the knowledge and resources to run a 5-star early childhood development centre. Assist with some graphic design for free, donate a photographic shoot or two, offer administrative support, offer your legal services or host a fundraiser and donate books. 

Operating hours: hours vary depending on the service you can offer
How to get involved: There are plenty of ways. You choose how to volunteer and support Grow Educare Centres in Cape Town

 
 
 
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31 Thor Circle, Viking Place, Thornton | 021 531 2134 / 067 701 9066 | growecd.org.za

 

TAKE A DOG FOR A WALK IN STELLENBOSCH

This one is for the animals. Volunteers at the Animal Welfare Society in Stellenbosch take dogs for a walk around the area or a bath. The cattery is open for guests to play with the adults and kittens or you could also help with general maintenance, from kennel repairs to cleaning the grounds and gardening. 

Operating hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4pm and Saturday - Sunday, 9am - 3:30pm
How to get involved: All welcome to register and volunteer online 


Devon Valley Rd, Stellenbosch | 021 883 9129 | awss.co.za

 

CREATE A STORYTIME KIDDIES CARE PACK 

The story of Oaky avoiding the virus in his hometown is fast becoming a popular choice with parents. Through an exciting and simple story, author Athol Williams and illustrator Taryn Lock help children understand the coronavirus without fear or anxiety. For Mandela Day, you can sponsor a care package for a child in Mitchells Plain and Soweto for only R100. This will contain a new Oaky and the Virus storybook, an Oaky Activity book, soap, mask, juice and a snack. 

Operating hours: Monday - Friday, 7am - 3pm
How to get involved: You can create a care package by donating online 


Seaview Primary School, Impala, Rocklands | 064 358 2725 | readtorise.co.za 


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There’s a lot to keep you busy this weekend

Do you remember when actor Morgan Freeman came to SA for Mandela Day?

Find out the history of South Africa’s icon Nelson Mandela.

Not sure we celebrate Mandela day? Check out this video of the Elders which is sure to inspire you and if you are keen to check out all Cape Town's major landmarks of Madiba then see our recommendations while perusing through Tata's Mother City memories.

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Not sure we celebrate Mandela day? Check out this video of the Elders which is sure to inspire you and if you are keen to check out all Cape Town's major landmarks of Madiba then see our recommendations while perusing through Tata's Mother City memories.

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Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, ‘burbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and get quick access on the go by adding us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

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