Kabelo Mabalane, Khabonina & DJ Sbu: see how these local celebs are commemorating Mandela Day
Nelson Mandela Day is in full swing, the day commemorates the icon's birthday through celebrating his life and legacy.
The first Mandela Day was in 2010, and eight years later people are still doing their best to make a difference in the world in the lives of the less fortunate. Be it through motivational talks or charity, here are five South African faves who are making a big difference on Mandela Day.
The rapper turned fitness fanatic was in Port Elizabeth handing over a Dream Station, which is a mobile library, as part of his and singer Danny K's Shout Foundation.
The actress and singer partnered with KFC for their Add Hope campaign which saw her deliver goodie bags to children under the care of the Africa Food for Thought foundation which provides food security to over 18 0000 children.
This morning was incredible!!!! Wow ! @futurenationschools #mandela100yogathon 🤸🏾♀️ with @Brand_SA #edutainment #namaste #PlayYourPart ! Incredible shot by @vegatheartist 📸 I’ve missed you 🤣♥️🤸🏾♀️ 🙏🏾 #MandelaDay #Mandela100 #AfroYoga @PlayYourPartSA pic.twitter.com/WCLuoK03pj— KHABONINA™ (@Khabonina_Q) July 18, 2018
The actress may be a heartless villain on popular soap, Isidingo, but Qhubeka had a ball with a group of kids for the #Mandela100Yogathon. The campaign kicked off in Hong Kong with the aim to spread global awareness on health and fitness. The campaign ends on July 26.
Through her ThuMa Foundation, Madonsela hosted a motivational event at a community hall in Soweto. The day's events will also include maintenance of Nonto Primary School.
The entertainment and business aficionado is handing out blankets to the homeless. While also dedicating his morning show on Massive Metro, the radio presenter shared motivating words on drug addiction to the homeless guests who also received food packages.
Other celebs took to Twitter to share loving words to Madiba. Gospel singer, Dr Rebecca Malope, shared a throwback of her and Nelson Mandela who invited her for tea. Rapper Anatii, who was also present at Mabalane's Dream Station delivery, shared a sweet birthday message to the late icon. Oscar Award winning actress and Terry Pheto, pulled a favourite quote of Mandela's.
One of the highlights of my life was my visit to Tata's house. On my 40th birthday he invited me to have tea at his house and I also got to sing for him. It was the greatest afternoon of my life!— Rebecca Malope (@DrRebeccaMalope) July 18, 2018
We love you Tata! #MandelaDay #BeTheLegacy pic.twitter.com/B7T2QRSEq0
"The foundation has been laid – the building is in progress. With a new generation of leaders and a people that rolls up its sleeves in partnerships for change, we can and shall build the country of our dreams!" #NelsonMandela #BeTheLegacy #Mandela100 pic.twitter.com/7zxNNC6kqr— Terry Pheto (@TerryPheto) July 18, 2018
International stars were not left out of the momentous day. The Laureus foundation which awards athletes for excellence in their respective fields shared a moving video with a number of athletes. This included Serena Williams, Usain Bolt and Cristiano Ronaldo.