The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Joburg City Parks & Zoo have collaborated to commemorate the 9th anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela. Over the years, the Foundation has marked the event through dialogue on critical social issues. This year the celebration will be marked by a special Nelson Mandela Day convening, opening a park in the Riverlea community.
The park will stand in honour of Nelson Mandela’s legacy, and the values that he espoused. The park will also be the symbolic home for our One Million Tree Campaign, which aims to promote environmental justice and food security, whilst mitigating the impact of climate change.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in conjunction with its strategic partners; Joburg City Parks and Zoo, the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD), the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), the Green Development Foundation (GDF), Meals on Wheels Community Services South Africa, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa as well as Old Mutual Foundation; will commemorate the 5th December 2022 by officially opening the Jukskei Park in Riverlea in honour of Madiba.
Through the greening of the community with more than one thousand trees from partners, the distribution of home-based gardening kits and the establishment of a community food garden, this day of remembrance will provide community members with the opportunity to enjoy green public spaces, grow their own produce at home and continue the work that has been undertaken by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in combatting global climate change and its negative impact on food security.
Members of the media are invited to cover the remembrance event as follows:
Date: 05 December 2022
Time: 11:00 – 14:00
Venue: Jukskei and Gamka Street, Riverlea