Mandela Month 2016 - A Reflection
It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that “it is in your hands now. It's more than a celebration of Madiba's life and legacy. It is a global movement to honour his life's work and act to change the world for the better. Every person in this world can make a difference, no matter how big or small their contribution.
"It is in your hands, to make a better world for all who live in it." - Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism supported a variety of causes on Mandela Day to honor the birthday of our city’s namesake and Ms Mandlakazi Skefile, CEO of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism said "to carry on with Madiba’s legacy of restoring dignity is of upmost importance to have a beautiful and sustainable destination.”
The message behind Mandela Day is simple – each individual has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better. If each one of us heeded the call to simply do good every day, we would be living Nelson Mandela’s legacy and helping to build a country of our dreams. The baton of leadership has been handed over to us. It is in our hands now to make a positive difference.
The baton is in my hands, your hands and our hands - go out and make every day a Mandela Day.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela
Written by Anje Rautenbach, travel blogger at Going Somewhere Slowly. Follow her journeys around South Africa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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