Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010
African views organization celebrates Mandela day annually to promote peace which is Madiba ‘s legacy through the summit which focus on the role, responsibilities, inclusion of indigenous traditional authorities, custodians of cultures and professionals in the various facet of the cultural heritage, media and tourism industrial sector by facilitating the latest policy developments, visions, plans, proposals, and projects from the tourism industry as well as the socio-cultural education and economic sectors.
The Summit is purposefully scheduled to take place during the week of the United Nations Observance of Nelson Mandela Day, his birthday on July 18th, for upholding and promoting the Madiba’s legacy for peace. The Spirit of Peace & Prosperity Summit’s Commission determines and organizes the annual comprehensive Truth and Reconciliation mandate on Nelson Mandela Day, which is facilitated and consecrated by the presence of the elders, political leaders, statesmen, scholars, customary and traditional authorities.
The Spirit of Peace & Prosperity is an annual high-level international Summit designed to reinforce the inclusion and responsibilities of custodians of cultures in the Sustainable Development Goals.
In another development , President Cyril Ramaphosa will kick-start the day by visiting RX Radio, the Red Cross Children’s Hospital radio station that is staffed by children at the hospital in Rondebosch, Cape Town.
Ramaphosa will be interviewed by the young hosts, which will be broadcast to children and staff at the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, together with the City of Ekurhuleni, will be supporting four local charities that represent its focus areas – shelter, early childhood development, active citizenship, as well as food and nutrition.
There will also be a main hub activation at the Germiston civic centre for a press briefing and a live broadcast panel discussion with CNBC Africa.
The day will include an event honouring senior citizens and tracking Madiba’s footprints in the City of Ekurhuleni. Among the guests expected at the event are Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Gauteng Premier David Makhura.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane will be spending his 67 minutes at Bergsig Primary in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, where he will be reading to pupils emphasizing the importance of quality education to them.