Mandela Day 2015

On the eve of his 90th birthday Nelson Mandela challenged the world to take up his struggle for social justice when he said, "It is in your hands now." The following year, his birth date of 18 July was established by the United Nations General Assembly as International Mandela Day in a move to celebrate his life and ensure his actions are never forgotten.

In recognition of Mandela’s 67 years of struggle for social justice, we as South Africans are encouraged to lead the global community in spending 67 minutes of our time helping others.

In celebrating Mandela Day 2015 this year, we at JAM have adopted his words, "It is in your hands" as our theme and we invite you to take these words to heart.

We have invited participants to join us at our JAM HQ on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 July to sort and package donated shoes and sew blankets. On Saturday 18 July, we will be hosting a WishList drive at the following four major shopping centres in Gauteng:

  • Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
  • Clearwater Mall
  • Maponya Mall

All donated goods will be distributed at some of the 1,227 Day Care Centres where we currently feed.

Please come by, meet our team while contributing a blanket or educational toy for little ones in need.

Celebrating 'Madiba’s' legacy is not about how large your contribution is, but that you give of your time and love. As a child-focused organisation, we believe that every day at JAM is a 'Mandela Day'. Remember, your contribution can be to sponsor the filling of a JAM Red Bowl for a hungry child, for just R360 per year. Click here to donate.

If you, or your company can participate, please partner with us and contact Burton Moonsamy on 079 514 8443 or

Monark will be joining Moses Metro Man & Bouwer Bosch for a Mandela Day performance at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre Saturday 18 July at 15:00.