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Sport: bringing people together

— I really think an individual can change South Africa,’ he tells us on TV, ‘and sometimes you’ve got to do something as simple as living your life and fighting for your dreams. Sometimes, you just have to tell your story.’ —

Breast cancer – more than just October

We’re reaching the end of October, and time has slipped by. But we’ve not for a second forgotten that October is the month we join forces to help inform about and fight breast cancer. It’s also the month we celebrate our friends and family who have survived the...

Treating our aged with kindness, because they deserve it

In July, we celebrated Nelson Mandela’s birthday by sharing muffins with some 280 residents of three Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA) homes in Cape Town: Erica's Place in Athlone, Oakhaven Place in Heideveld, and, in Bonteheuwel, Lilyhaven. Chatting to...

67 minutes for Mandela

Few people have never heard of Nelson Mandela, the man whose courage, character and life story have made him a legend around the world. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on 18 July 1918. As an anti-apartheid revolutionary, he emerged as a powerful political leader...

Youth Day: a day of memories and hope

Around the world, Youth Day is a celebration, a joyful and hopeful reminder that children must be treasured, for they really are our future.  In South Africa, Youth Day, 16 June, has a rather more serious significance. Because, on that day in 1976, black students in...

The perfect way to celebrate Freedom Day

Like braais, bunny chows, starry skies, wildlife, dancing and drums, rooibos and honeybush teas have always been a part of South African life. So it was great to hear that our Mandela Tea was used to celebrate this country’s Freedom Day on 27 April this year – in a...

A Honeybush Easter with the Mandela family

Easter saw some exciting visitors to Plettenberg Bay, in particular to Kurland Farm, where Mandela Honeybush Tea is grown. It was a great privilege to welcome Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and her family, who came to explore the estate. They...

Powerful Partnership: The Story Of Mandela Tea

Nelson Mandela loved tea. In fact, it was the first thing that he did when he was released from prison was have a cup of tea. Then, refreshed and revitalised, he went to address the nation. His granddaughter, Zaziwe Manaway, fondly remembers...

Gift Ideas: Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday

As with any birthday celebration, there should be gifts to commemorate the occasion, and this very special day should be no different. In keeping with that spirit here are gift ideas inspired by some of Madiba most captivating quotes. “What counts in life...

Madiba’s Centenary: Moving forward

Madiba's Centenary: Moving forward Despite the doom and gloom that often surrounds discussions about South Africa's future, it is important to take the time to recognize what we have achieved as a nation. Nelson Mandela was no stranger to persevering...
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