Mandela Day 2021

“It is the most trying Madiba Day since democracy”

South Africa faced its worst post-democracy Mandela Day, since 1994.

On July 18, each year the world remembers Nelson Mandela’s birthday with Madiba Day where his legacy is honored through 67 minutes of volunteering and community service. In South Africa this year the mood was circumspect. After a week of looting, destruction and anarchy, South Africa’s constitutional democracy is facing unprecedented threats.

This week Cape Town’s Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba told me:



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