Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa embarks on the Nelson Mandela Day (18 July 2017) Campaign
“Action Against Poverty
Every year on 18 July South Africans together with the global community honour our late former president and international icon Nelson Mandela in the celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day. The overarching objective of Nelson Mandela International Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.
The Nelson Mandela International Day campaign asks that individuals, groups and corporates pledge 67 minutes of their time on 18 July, and every day thereafter, to give back. It offers South Africans and the world an occasion to honour the ethos of the late former President Mandela.
The Nelson Mandela Campaign this year focuses on fighting poverty under the theme: #ActionAgainstPoverty.
This Year, Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Min TW Nxesi in partnership with Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation Arts and Culture and Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, will be celebrating this year’s Nelson Mandela Day campaign by embarking on an clean-up campaign and refurbishment within the Kuyga Mega Park in Ward 40 of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.
The Kuyga Mega Park is a partnership project between Sport and Recreation SA, the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. The project was launched in July 2016. The outdoor gym will be officially handed over to the community after the clean up.
The Minister and other partners will also interact and engage with members of the community of Ward 40.
The Minister of Sport and Recreation, Min TW Nxesi therefore take this opportunity to invite members of the media and the community at large to join and team up with him and the above mentioned stakeholders in celebrating this 2017 Nelson Mandela International Day Campaign.
Event details are as follows:
Date: 18 July 2017
Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (Port Elizabeth), Kuyga Ward 40 (Mega Park and Kuyga Rugby Field).
The event will commence with a cleaning up campaign at Kuyga Ward 40 Mega Park, followed by the handover of the outdoor gym.
Minister Thulas Nxesi and other partners will then interact with members of the community at the Kuyga Rugby Sport Ground.
The proceedings will be wrapped up with various sporting activities inclusive of the Indigenous Games District Festival.
Source: Government of South Africa