Nelson Mandela Day celebrations on 18 July 2012

Joshua Motsomane

THABAZIMBI – Thabazimbi Municipality is indeed pleased to join millions of people across the globe to celebrate on Wednesday, 18 July, the 94th birthday of one of the living icons of our time, Isithwalandwe, President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

The auspicious day of 18 July was also declared in 2009 by the United Nations General Assembly as the annual international Nelson Mandela Day.

The celebration of Nelson Mandela Day recognises and honours the Founding Father’s commitment to the objective of building a National Democratic Society that is united, non racial, non-sexist and prosperous.

Mandela’s selfless struggle and sacrifice has made him a universal symbol of hope, freedom, courage, peace, justice and equality all over the world.

This day also honours Madiba’s contributions to the reconstruction and development of our country and to the equally important task of building a better Africa and a better World.

On this day, and indeed during the entire month of July, all South Africans are encouraged to dedicate at least 67 minutes of their time to do community work to make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow citizens.

Thabazimbi Municipality will take the lead in ensuring that the contribution of President Mandela is acknowledged through the participation of various government Departments to deliver services that are beneficial and tangible, thereby making a significant improvement in the quality of life of our people.

Everyone in the Municipal structure, starting with Mayor, Speaker of the Municipality, Councillors, Management of Thabazimbi Municipality, stakeholders, communities and civil servants will embark on a cleaning campaign on 17 July 2012 at Northam. The assembly point is Northam Old TLC office and on 18 July 2012 at Regorogile Community Centre, Regorogile. Starting time for both events is 9:00.

The Municipality’s hope is for everyone – on Nelson Mandela Day and beyond – individually and collectively – to strive to become agents of change and build a better and caring society for all our people.