Thoko Didiza, Minister for Agriculture, Agrarian Reform and Rural Development, will hold celebrations on Nelson Mandela International Day at Qunu village in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.
On July 18, South Africans and the rest of the world pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, the late South African president and global icon.
In recognition of Mandela’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed July 18, the day of Mandela’s birth, as Nelson Mandela International Day in 2009.
The main purpose of Nelson Mandela International Day is to motivate people to take action to improve the world and, in doing so, create a global movement for good.
South Africans and individuals around the world are invited to dedicate at least 67 minutes of their time to community service on July 18 in honor of the ideals and values for which Nelson Mandela fought and defended.
The 67 minutes represent the years Madiba has dedicated to serving the people of South Africa and the rest of the world during his incredible life.
Mandela worked for 67 years to create a better world for all.
According to the department, Didiza will lead the youth of the National Rural Young Service Corps (NARYSEC) in a 67-minute celebration in which the youth will give back to their communities by repairing and erecting a fence at Madiba Farm and installing a new one. roof over the cowshed at Qunu.
According to a statement from the ministry, “the minister will hand over much-needed food and educational materials to households in need, in order to provide much-needed assistance to the community.”
According to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, this year’s Mandela Day will focus on supporting home and community gardens, encouraging the planting of fruit and indigenous trees and raising awareness of the links between food security and climate change. .
The foundation said that in 2022 it will focus on food security and climate change issues under the slogan “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”.