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 despite difficult times. “I am fundamentally an optimist,” he said. “Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.”
Our Constitution is one of the most enduring and important parts of Mandela’s legacy. It enshrined the protection of human rights in the Bill of Rights and stands as a wall against those that try to take us backwards rather than forwards.
Sports – Our FIFA World Cup 2010 dream
With the 2018 World Cup fever currently in the air it brings back memories of the 2010 World Cup, where South Africa had the opportunity to display her culture and hospitality on an international stage.
This was a significant moment for our country as it showed that we have what it takes to successfully host a prestigious international event.
Forward with our youth
June is the month to celebrate the youth in South Africa. It commemorates the 1976 youth who stood up against the apartheid government and laid down their lives fighting for freedom and the right to equal education.
Here Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams talks about the Youth Walk into Economic opportunities on the 23 June 2018 in Ermelo.
SA Reserve Bank honour Madiba
In celebration of Madiba’s centenary a new coin in honour of our hero will be in circulation from 18 July 2018. There will also be new bank notes. See all the new designs here
Recently a special event was held in the UK, where guest speaker, former prison warder Christo Brand spoke about his book Nelson Mandela – My Prisoner, My Friend.
The guests loved the Mandela tea. The presentation packs with tea envelopes make a truly great gift idea. Find out more about these unique gifts here.