Bloemfontein residents again gave 67 minutes of their time helping others as part of the country’s annual Mandela Day celebrations this year. On this day people around the world are asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of their time – one minute for every year of Mr Mandela’s public service – to spread goodwill, and this is exactly what Courant’s readers did.
CUT joins millions of people across the globe in commemorating Mandela Day. On Friday, 22 July 2016, the University will partner with Tsholetsang Primary School in Bloemfontein to commemorate the 67 minutes in honor of Madiba’s 67 years of a life lived in struggle for peace, justice and equality for all South Africans.
In celebration of the 67 minutes of community service, CUT will hand over books to the school’s library in support of advancing the education of future leaders. “We have been investing in the school since 2014 when the school approached us and identified space for a library, computers, furniture and books. We want these learners to be the best they can be, and have the tools they need to do so,” said CUT Librarian, Mr Julius Kabamba.