- 2 new wheelchairs were handed over to Mckaiser Old Age Home in Grahamstown.
- Tannie Vytjie only dreamt of owning a wheelchair and was shocked to find it was brand new.
Elizabeth De Wee, a 94 year old great grandmother, spends most of her time in bed as walking is challenging at her age. She was in tears when she received her very own new wheelchair.
Johan who is homeless and can often be found on the streets of Durban received a wheelchair from Gift of the Givers. Earning money to pay for a night's accommodation at the shelter and to make it there on time in his broken wheelchair was a daily struggle for him.
- 5 year old recipient, Nhlonipho, was left paralyzed after a viral infection spread to his spine.
- 16 year old Yolanda from Westbury was recently hospitilised for back ache as she couldn't move independently and spent most of her time in bed.
Commemorating 100 years of greatness has to be matched by an event that celebrates that greatness through intense sacrifice, social awareness, risk and commitment. Marinus du Plessis, a 55-year old South African is set to jet ski his way into the Guiness Book of Records with a solo 11000km Artic-to-Athens venture in honour of Tata Mandela and Mandela Day to raise both awareness about the immense
Marinus du Plessis leaves for Norway today at 13h50. In honour of Mandela Day, the Ubuntu spirit of South Africa and in his endeavour to raise awareness and support of individuals who are physically and mentally challenged and autistic worldwide, Marinus will attempt to break the world jet ski record of 3000km on Mandela Day, 18 July. The gruelling 40-day journey commences on 7 July (see