Honouring Madiba at Home

A country mourns their beloved father, Tata Madiba, yet amidst the sombre atmosphere at his residence in Houghton, there was still a spirit of joy as the sweet sound of chorus's filled the air.

With balloons in hand, the GOTG Gauteng staff honoured Madiba with song outside his home. Each balloon represented a colour from our South African flag which was released into the air symbolising the letting go of Madiba's spirit. His journey has come to an end, but his legacy lives on.

The team also lit a custom made candle and added it to the mountain of flowers and candles in front of his home.

Later on the GOTG team attended a memorial service lead by Bishop Desmond Tutu at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. This event recalled clips from the life of Madiba and each individual reflected on him as the remarkable person he was. SA artists such as PJ Powers, Danny K, Sipho Hotstix Mabusa, Yvonne Chacka Chacka amongst others rendered items honouring Madiba.

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Mandela Day - Port Elizabeth

Gift of the Givers together together with Air Liquide donates Food Parcels to the needy in Nelson Mandela Bay. The starting point was in Kensington at an old age home where pensioners complained of not having recieved a grant for more than three months. They were relieved to receive the food parcels as were the other recipients in Malabar Informal Settlement, Roman Catholic Church in New Brighton and Veeplaas.

The GOTG team honoured the poorest of the poor with their contribution on Mandela Day, some orphaned and homeless, others living in shacks with no electricity, toilets nor water. One has to rely on the kindness of local business owners and companies nearby for water.

Total Project Value: R30150.00

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