12/07/2017 13:36 SAST | Updated 18/07/2017 07:29 SAST

Here Is What You Can Do For Mandela Day, If You Havent Made Plans Already

From Haartbeespoort Dam to Cape Town, here's what you can do this Mandela Day.

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"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

The July 18 this year marks the third annual Mandela Day since he died in 2013. South Africans celebrate the struggle stalwart's life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about enduring change by giving back to society with 67 minutes of your time.

Now if you do not know where to go, or what to do on Mandela Day, HuffPost SA have made a list of what you can do on the day:

#67MinutesofLaughter - Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital (Johannesburg)

Music For Mandela (Cape Town)

Making Music For Mandela

Cape Town will see it's first mass-busking event as 67 buskers will commemorate the late leader on his birthday. The initiative, ' Making Music for Madiba', is bringing together 67 buskers for 67 minutes from 67 locations across the Mother City for Mandela Day.

Hike For A Cause (Limpopo)

Hike For A Cause

Adventure enthusiast and fitness fanatic, Nyiko Masango (39), from Nkowankowa near Tzaneeen, uses his passion for mountain hiking to make a difference.

On Saturday, Masango will lead a mountain hiking expedition at Debengeni Waterfall in Magoebaskloof and the R150 participating fee will be used to buy sanitary pads for impoverished girls at Mahlane Secondary School. The donation will be delivered on Mandela Day.

Do More Foundation - Pongola (Kwa-Zulu Natal)

Trek4Mandela (#GirlChild) (Tanzania)

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The annual Trek4Mandela Kilimanjaro expedition is once again upon us. The climb aims to raise enough funds to ensure that 350 000 girl children will not miss a day of school due to menstrual challenges. Trek4Mandela aims to create awareness for the Caring4Girls programme and give much-needed accessibility to sanitary towels --

This initiative, however, is happening in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

Secret Scarf Mission - Hartbeespoort (North West)

#67Matches (Smile Foundation) (Johannesburg)

Smile Foundation

67 Nappies for 67 Minutes

New Kidz On The Block (Cape Town)


NewKidz is celebrating the day of philanthropy to help Bright Star Safe House in Kraaifontein. This year, you can donate R67 or offer 67 minutes of your time to painting colourful murals on the perimeter wall of the safe house -- New Kidz South Africa

#MandelaDayEyes (Hoya Hill Optics SA - Sandton)

Eye Cover

Feed A Child

#charity #mandeladay

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