The Soweto Gospel Choir were present at the official launch of the 2014 Mandela Day Campaign on April 8, 2014.
Below is a small blurb about the event as well as a few photos:
On 8 April 2014, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will officially launch the Nelson Mandela International Day Campaign 2014 at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton, Johannesburg.
Celebrated across the globe in honour of the late Mr Mandela’s birthday – 18 July – Mandela Day was formally recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009, and today represents an international call to action for public service to people everywhere to contribute to the global movement for good by effecting positive change within their community.
The Mandela Day motto – “Take action. Inspire change. Make everyday a Mandela Day” – urges people everywhere to match Madiba’s lifelong pledge, namely “Free yourself, free others and serve everyday.”
The launch event signifies the 2014 commencement of Mandela Day activities across the globe, where community champions and changemakers play their part by “living” Mr Mandela’s legacy through the recognition of his lifetime commitment to freedom and service to one’s fellow man.
To find out more about Nelson Mandela International Day, please visit the Mandela Day website