CALM & GSDM embarks on Mandela day celebrations

General Local

The Gert Sibande District Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr Walter Mngomezulu and Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality Executive Mayor Cllr Daniel Nkosi, CALM Councillors, officials and stakeholders celebrated the 2022 Mandela Day by embarking on a cleaning campaign, donating agricultural equipment, food parcels and blankets, to senior citizens of the municipality in Carolina.


Moreover community members, municipal officials and members of the media participated on this important day.

In July, South Africa celebrates former President Nelson Mandela’s birthday. 18 July has been declared Nelson Mandela International Day, but as South Africans we embrace the chance to  celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life for the whole of July. This gives everyone the opportunity to heed the call to action for people to recognise their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them.

The theme for 2022 is “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”

A global movement for positive change begins with small actions. As each person acts, they fuel momentum toward positive change, raising awareness and expanding the reach of Mr Mandela’s values fighting injustice, helping people in need and practicing reconciliation.

The GSDM Executive Mayor Cllr MW Mngomezulu emphasized on the home gardening and that school kids should be assisted with the relevant materials to grow vegetables in their backyards and in schools.