In Stanford:

The Football Foundation will be spending International  Nelson Mandela Day at Volvertroue Diens Sentrum in St Joseph Street, Stanford. Volunteers can help plant trees that have been donated, assist the women at the Home to build their vege box and to teach the residents how to look after their trees and gardens. Meet at 9 am at the centre.


In Pelican Park


Two months ago, Habitat for Humanity South Africa, put out an appeal to the public for assistance with funding and volunteers to help build 67 homes in Pelican Park for their International Nelson Mandela Build Week taking place from the 14th to the 18th of July 2014 in partnership with the City of Cape Town, the Power Group and Habitat’s long standing partner the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

“We are thrilled to advise that with the funding and the investment received from fellow South Africans for the Pelican Park Project, next week thousands of volunteers will be coming together to volunteer their time to build a total of 71 homes surpassing the target set of 67. This would not have happened without you!” beams Adrienne Burke, Marketing Manager for Habitat for Humanity South Africa. “Through your generosity support and investment in the Pelican Park Project, 71 families now have the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and the opportunity of a bright future in this wonderful country of ours  bringing to life Nelson Mandela’s Legacy  in creating the country of our dreams”

Samsung Electronics heeded the call for help and committed to investing in the Pelican Park Project providing opportunities for volunteers to build 28 homes, along with The Dow Chemical Company , 12 homes and long-time donor partner the Old Mutual Group,  10 homes – bringing their total number of homes built to date to a staggering 109.  A further sixteen corporates funding the remaining homes ensuring 71 families will be warm and dry this winter. Twelve Directorates from the City of Cape Town have committed all of their staff to volunteer for the duration of the build week, along with 5 International Habitat for Humanity Teams from the USA, Northern Ireland, Malawi and Lesotho also coming into help build, bringing the total number of volunteers building next week to a staggering 3550.

Nelson Mandela International Day calls for each person to give 67 minutes of their time to help the greater good and help build the South Africa of our dreams and a better World for all – having done the maths Habitat has been able to work out that with the help of the 3550 volunteers for the Pelican Park Build, each volunteer will effectively be giving 31 hours of their time – far surpassing what Nelson Mandela originally asked of us. The idea of Mandela Day was inspired by Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008 when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”

This build could not bring that statement more to life – really emphasising that each person DOES have the power to change the world.

Volunteerism and active citizenship is an integral part of Habitat’s strategic direction and provides valuable funding for their community development work in communities across South Africa.  Working in partnership with communities and galvanizing the support of active citizens and other stakeholder partners, communities are empowered through leadership, skills development and self-belief to become the champions of their own development   Habitat’s five-year goal through their community development process is to meaningfully transform the lives of at least 100 000 fellow South Africans living in communities across South Africa.  The process is well underway with the rollout of various pilot projects in Dordrecht (Eastern Cape), Pelican Park (Western Cape) and Umgababa (KwaZulu-Natal).

For more information or to become involved please email or contact their Head Office on (021) 657 5640.

In the Fish Hoek area

WWF, TMF and SANParks invite you to make your 67 minutes count this Mandela Day as you help us to Restore the Roodeberg. We will be assisting our Working for Water teams who are hard at work clearing alien vegetation, rubble and other waste from the Roodeberg.

Date: 18 July 2014
Time: Join us anytime between 10am and 2pm
Venue: Please park at the TMNP Jonkersdam access point parking area on the Glencairn Expressway and follow the signs into the Roodeberg. (See map attached)

Please note that no refreshments will be available so ensure that you bring with your own water and snacks, and don’t forget your gardening gloves, boots and a warm jacket.

Unfortunately this event is weather dependent so please check our Facebook Page ( on Friday morning to ensure that the event is going ahead.

We look forward to welcoming you into the Roodeberg for a day of restoration, education and fun.

Roodeberg map


In Grassy Park