Mandela Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Madiba’s birthday. This day is recognised by the United Nations, and we’re invited you to join us on this special occasion. TEDxPortElizabeth joins forces with Uitenhage #1 Toastmasters club inviting people to deliver 67 speeches, poetry and musical performances.
|08h00||Welcome & Registration|
|08h30||Opening (RJ Thomas) + Mandela Day Video|
|09h00||Session 1 (12 speakers)|
|10h24||Session 2 (11 poets)|
|11h41||Session 3 (11 speakers)|
|12h58||Session 4 (11 songs)|
|14h15||Session 5 (11 speakers)|
|16h02||Session 6 (11 mixed set)|
As the world reflects on Nelson Mandela’s legacy, we give thanks for his life, his leadership and his devotion to humanity and to humanitarian causes. Nelson Mandela saw himself first and foremost as a servant of South Africa’s people, to whom he felt he owed a duty, and who he led by example. The genesis of the mandate as the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and our work, stems from Mandela’s passing on the torch of public service to everyone. “It is in your hands to make of our world a better one for all,” he said.
Positive change was the gift left to all of us by Nelson Mandela, but it can only become a living legacy if we take up his challenge. In the spirit of Madiba and his vision to spread social justice and freedom for all, this is your chance to become part of a continuous global movement for good. Let us all emulate the servant leader we loved by becoming servant leaders ourselves – Madiba change-makers. By becoming someone who makes every day a Mandela Day by taking action against poverty, you can show others that actions speak louder than words.