Mandela Day is almost upon us and many South Africans will, once again, donate some of their time to honour Nelson Mandela by contributing to the enhancement of our beautiful country.

Mandela DayJust like Mandela, we at Symphonia for South Africa believe we all have a role to play in making our collective future better. To this end, Symphonia for South Africa (SSAcalls on all segments of the population – from the NGO sector to business and government- to work together to improve education, one of South Africa’s most pressing problems.

Through our Partners for Possibility (PfP) initiative (, 135 partnershipsof Principals and Business Leaders have thus far been partnered and together have developed their leadership skills in order to inspire teachers, engage communities, and ultimately better educate OUR learners.The PfP Programme provides an opportunity for business and community leaders to get involved in a radical innovation to change our education system, while at the same time improving their own leadership skills. It is at the forefront of leading social change within our schools, our communities and within the entire spectrum of Corporate Social Responsibility.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Nelson Mandela


Many of the schools in our PfP Programme have held Mandela Day events in the past that have been incredibly successful in bringing communities together and solidifying the relationships that must exist for education to improve ( ). Many will do so this year again. Join us in honouring Tata Madiba’s legacy by realising that – “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”

Please click here:  for information on schools near you that will be hosting Mandela Day events throughout the month of July.


In honour of Mandela’s 67 years of fighting for the rights of humanity, please consider the following ways to give to our cause: