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Mandela

No matter how small your action, Mandela Day is about changing the world for the better, just as Nelson Mandela did every day.

What are you doing to make the world a better place?

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) celebrates International Nelson Mandela Day 18 July every year since inception and this year we are taking action against poverty by providing services and time to much needed areas in all regions.

Mandela Day Activities:

Region A – planting 80 indigenous trees at Barbeque Downs in Midrand

Region B – beautifying the grounds at Helen Joseph Hospital, in partnership with Soccer Legends. Establishing a memorial garden, installing paving, benches, bins and painting the railings.

The Johannesburg Zoo – 300 children from Cotlands and 80 caregivers will be doing a clean-up at the zoo, a talent contest and educational awareness.

COAPE SA plans to create animal enrichment toys and props with Volunteers.

Region C – Development of a food garden and cleaning at Itumeleng Educare Centre

Region D – (17 July 2017) Announcement of the declaration of Nelson Mandela Champion Tree, the one he planted at Thokoza Park on his 90th birthday. The park has been declared a heritage resource. Commemorating the day with the Nelson Mandela Foundation at Thokoza Park Soweto.

In partnership with CRUM, JRA, Environmental Health, JCPZ will be refurbishing a food garden, doing tree pruning, painting classrooms and installing a wheelchair ramp at Adelaide Tambo Primary School.

Region E – Harvest for Madiba, distribution of fresh veggies produced at Huddle Park Nursery to old age home.

Region F - In partnership with Radio 2000, we will be feeding the homeless and distributing blankets at Joubert Park. Building a small park in partnership with JRA and Pikitup. Four pieces of play equipment, trees and park benches will be installed at Vrede and Rus Street Vrededorp. Jan Hofmeyer Old Age Home grass cutting and cleaning the home. General clean up with JCPZ and community at Rhodes Park. Jan Hofmeyer Old Age Home grass cutting and cleaning the home.

Region G – Joint clean up with CRUM. Civic Engineering has sponsored the activities at Ikhaya Lethemba Home for the Aged in Orange Farm. The activities include: fixing a leaking roof, installing a ceiling, removing existing paint inside and outside the building, tiling, installing four new toilets, installing two showers, fixing and replacing ten doors, fix the electrical reticulation, fix plumbing, add ten new beds, chest of draws and chairs, fix or replace the stove, buy a washing machine and install kitchen furniture. JCPZ will revive the existing food garden, plant fruit and ornamental trees. The team will also prune trees, paint the building outside and installing park benches.Jan Hofmeyer Old Age Home grass cutting and cleaning the home. Planting 50 fruit trees at Nirvana Retirement Home in Lenasia

Cemeteries and Crematoria – will be cleaning up Avalon Cemetery heritage sites.

Head Office staff – knitting scarves that will be distributed to Ikhaya Lethemba Home for the Aged in Orange Farm.

If you would like to get involved or for more information please contact us 011 712 6600 or email jcp@jhbcityparks.com

As the world reflects on Nelson Mandela’s legacy, we give thanks for his life, his leadership and his devotion to humanity and to humanitarian causes.

Positive change was the gift left to all of us by Nelson Mandela but it can only become a living legacy if we take up his challenge and make Everyday a Mandela Day.

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