Just Property N1 City making a difference
The concept of Mandela Day was introduced in 2009 to motivate a nationwide campaign to get the public to get involved in charitable activities. From 2010, the UNGA (the General Assembly of the United Nations) decided that 18 July would be International Mandela Day.
This day also coincides with Mandela’s birthday. On this day we recognise and celebrate Mandela’s commitment to human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation. On this day we do not only celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life and birthday, but it is also a global call to action for people to recognise their ability to have a positive effect on the surrounding community.
On Mandela Day we are encouraged to spend 67 minutes doing something for others. The 67 minutes represents the 67 years that Mandela spent fighting against Apartheid. There are many activities to partake in order to play your part. These activities include: volunteering, sport, art, education, music and culture.
On 18 July 2018, the Just Property N1 franchise did their part for Mandela Day. They set up our blue and yellow Just Property branded banners outside their offices in Goodwood. The N1 franchise decided to hand out a warm home cooked meal to the less fortunate. They handed out yummy soup and freshly baked rolls to the homeless and various workers catching public transport on the way to their daily jobs. Something as simple as handing out a simple meal to people for 67 minutes put a big smile on not only the community’s faces, but also the staff from N1 city. Helping out in a small way can make a huge difference to someone’s day!