July 17, 2013
Mandela Day Events 2013 in Cape Town
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
It’s Tata Madiba’s 95th birthday on Thursday 18 July, 2013 and in Cape Town there plenty to do to embody the spirit of the legendary Nelson Mandela.
The iconic former president of South Africa has lead by example for decades and every year on the great man’s birthday, residents and visitors are encouraged to give 67 minutes of their time to volunteering for a good cause.
You too can spread the charitable love right here in the Mother City, a pioneer for Responsible Tourism. From soup kitchens to blanket drives and park runs to mass painting sessions, there are a multitude of events to help you to get in touch with your inner good Samaritan this Mandela Day.
All that you have to do is drop your blankets off at a Cape Town Tourism Visitor Centre near you and get a free ticket to Cape Point’s exhilarating Flying Dutchman funicular for every blanket handed in.
Get your co-workers involved and it could make for an exciting team outing!
Tsogo Sun Cape Sun Soup Kitchen
Nothing warms the body, heart and soul like a warm cup of soup so the generous Tsogo Sun Cape Sun folk will be distributing their tasty goodness to the needy and homeless at the Central Methodist Mission Church at the impressive Greenmarket Square this Thursday.
Join them from 09h00 to 11h00.
Location: Central Methodist Mission Church, Greenmarket Square
Contact: +27 (0)21 488 5100
Run Cape Town’s Mandela Day Blanket Run
Be the ultimate goody two-shoes and grab your running shoes for the Mandela Day Blanket Run through the gorgeous Green Point Urban Park and along the Promenade.
This thoughtful event will be hosted by Run Cape Town from 17h30 to 18h30. Don't forget your blanket donation.
Location: Green Point Lighthouse, Green Point
Make every day a Mandela Day and keep the giving spirit going with these weekend Madiba events:
Cape Town Angels K9 Mandela Day
Channel your inner Picasso and help varnish dog kennels with the Cape Town Angels at the Dog Box Project at the Cape Gate Shopping Centre on Saturday 20 July, 2013.
The Dog Box Project aims to complete 67 kennels in 67 minutes using 67 teams! The Angels are supporting this event as an extension of their latest charitable give-a-dog-a-home-drive, the K9K Project.
Braveheartz Motorcycle Club’s Charity Ride
Rev those engines and giving hearts with Braveheartz Motorcycle Club’s charity ride. This Saturday these caring bikers are donating food parcels, stationery and clothes to three charities they's adopted this year. One of the charities is Masithandane Orphanage based in Nyanga.
The event is open to the public.
Still craving some Madiba magic? Then pop down town to the Civic Centre on the Foreshore for the Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela exhibition.