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Madiba Day 2017

South of Africa’s annual Madiba Day celebrations took place at the Dira-O-Direlwe Drop In Centre.  Staff members from our Limpopo based hotels joined in the project to prepare a meal for the disadvantaged children of the community.  Over 150 children of all ages attended this project, which was the brainchild of South of Africa’s Managing Director, Mr Stef Venter, and the Human Resources Manager, Ms Khatija Mahomed.

The Modimolle Correctional Services also joined in the project, assisting South of Africa with the feeding of the children.  According to Ms Mahomed, it was “a great honour to give food to these children who all come from struggling homes who often cannot provide food to them.  Knowing that we could at least help them go to bed tonight without being hungry is humbling.”   As a thank you, the children performed numerous songs and danced about with joy whilst they were cheered by the employees of South of Africa and the Modimolle Correctional Services.

Photo credit: Ra’eesah Hoosen

About Madiba Day:

Madiba Day (also known as Mandela Day)  is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.  Mandela Day is not meant as a public holiday, but as a day to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s former President, and his values, through volunteering and community service.  (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandela_Day)