The 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth is a special time to do something really cool for #MandelaDay

This year’s theme, Be the Legacy, is encouraging everyone to take #ActionAgainstPoverty by devoting 67 minutes of their time to public service on 18 July – Mandela’s birthday., SA’s largest volunteering platform has compiled a list of 100 different volunteering opportunities from across the country, in which individuals or groups can get involved, either on- or offline.

Their website has nine campaigns (one for each province) – with a combined total of 100 ways to take part in #MandelaDay.

“Through technology we’re making volunteering even more accessible for people to get involved in Mandela Day. The Internet means that individuals can do their bit from just about anywhere – even if you’re glued to your desk at the office,” says Andy Hadfield, CEO of forgood.

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“It’s in your hands to make the world a better place.” – Nelson Mandela

Follow these simple steps to get involved:

  • Go to
  • Click campaigns and select your province
  • Choose your Mandela Day opportunity
  • Connect with a cause
  • #BeTheLegacy
  • Mandela Day, done!

You, your friends and colleagues could help a cause by doing some admin work or shoot a video to showcase the amazing work they do. There are also loads of things you can do online – help manage their Facebook page, do some translation, design a brochure or write fundraising proposals – it’s that easy!

Share your Mandela Day planning with forgood on:

Facebook – /forgoodSA
Twitter – @forgoodSA
Instagram – @forgoodSA