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July 18, 2012

Mandela Day 2012 – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken at the V&A Waterfront by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Steve Ventressr.

The statue of Nelson Mandela stands in Nobel Square and is one of a set of four honouring South Africa's four Nobel Peace Prize laureates. The sculptures stand in the form of a crescent with Table Mountain in the background.

On July 18, 1918, former president of South Africa, Nobel laureate and humanitarian Nelson Mandela was born in the Transkei and today, on July 18, 2012, he turns 94 years old. 

Today people around the world celebrate his birthday, also known as Nelson Mandela International Day, by giving 67 minutes of their time to support a charity or serve their local communities.

Cape Town Tourism will host a Me-a-Mama "Knit a row and go" station at our visitor information centre in Burg Street, to knit blankets for orphaned babies. Volunteers are welcome to join us. For more information, contact +27 (0)21 487 6800/+27 (0)86 132 2223. 

Cape Town Tourism staff will also donate blood at the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service clinic at 23 Long Street, Cape Town. For more information on where to donate blood, contact the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service on +27 (0)21 507 6364 or email info@wpbts.org.za.

For more information on an activity you can get involved in, visit www.mandeladay.com.

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Image © Steve Ventressr

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