Business Day WANTED:
Each year Mandela Day on the 18th July commemorates Madiba’s birthday by encouraging citizens to serve their communities in displaying some of the selflessness that has characterised the great man’s life.
The bleak settlement of Blikkiesdorp, near Delft in Cape Town, is a temporary relocation area where thousands of homeless people have been housed by the city authorities in zinc-walled homes. The Boundless Heart Foundation, an NGO which has done several upliftment projects in the area over the past few months, is spending Mandela Day here. Volunteers will be painting walls and murals, creating vegetable gardens and hosting book readings for Blikkies youngsters. A container-based community library designed by Tsai Design will also be erected.
On the day
Got spare time on the 18th? Join the Boundless Heart and lend a hand, sharing the love of words in reading to kids, or getting your hands dirty in the new veggie patches.
What’s the use of a library without books? Share your spare books for the new Blikkies community library.
SA Maritime Centre, V&A Waterfront (next to ABSA Bank)
from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Sunday
Old Town House, Greenmarket Square
from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Saturday
To get involved or for more information, contact the Boundless Heart’s Andrew Gasnolar: firstname.lastname@example.org
More details are available on the official Mandela Day website.
You are also welcome to drop off books with Books LIVE at our offices in Wembley Square – see our contacts page for directions.