Devoting 67 Minutes to “Changing the World” on Nelson Mandela Day

July 17, 2011, Melanie Nathan,

Mandela Day takes place every year on July 18th, Madiba’s birthday. This day is a call to action for people everywhere to take responsibility for making the world a better place, one small step at a time, just as Madiba did.

Madiba spent more than 67 years serving his community, his country and the world at large. On this day, people are encouraged to devote just 67 minutes of their time to changing the world for the better, in a small gesture of solidarity with humanity, and in a small step towards a continuous, global movement for good.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called on people around the world to carry out volunteer work to mark the 93rd birthday on Monday of South Africa’s iconic elder statesman Nelson Mandela.

In schools across the country, South Africa’s 12.4 million children will on Monday sing a special version of Happy Birthday, written by a local composer, for the former president and anti-apartheid hero.*

 Tata Nelson Mandela changed South Africa. Yet, until such time as South Africans votes for a worthy leader, replacing the ineffective and shameful likes of Jacob Zuma, one who with the ANC and other parties can minimize the  corruption,  deliver promised services, reduce the astounding unemployment and mitigate the crime rate, Tata Mandela’s legacy will fall short of its birthright.

 

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Happy Birthday Madiba.

*Madiba’s Special Birthday Song

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Tata
Happy Birthday to you
We love you Tata
We love you Tata
We love you dear Tata
Happy birthday to you.

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Ha hona ya tshwanang le wena. x2
Ha hona ya tshwanang le wena, ha hona ya tshwanang le wena. X2
Happy birthday Madiba. Happy birthday Madiba. Ha hona ya tshwanang le wena. X2
Ha hona ya tshwanang le wena, ha hona ya tshwanang le wena. X2
Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Ha hona ya tshwanang le wena.
Ha hona ya tshwanang le wena, ha hona ya tshwanang le wena. X2

Nelson Mandela thina siyakuthanda unguTata wethu. UTata wethu.
Nelson Mandela thina siyakuthanda. UnguTata wethu. UTata wethu.
Nelson Mandela thina siyakuthanda unguTata wethu. UTata wethu.
Nelson Mandela thina siyakuthanda. UnguTata wethu. UTata wethu.

Happy birthday Nelson Mandela unguTata wethu. UTata wethu.
Happy birthday Nelson Mandela unguTata wethu. UTata wethu.
Happy birthday Nelson Mandela unguTata wethu. UTata wethu.
Happy birthday Nelson Mandela unguTata wethu. UTata wethu.

Nelson Mandela thina siyakuthanda unguTata wethu. UTata wethu.
Nelson Mandela thina siyakuthanda. UnguTata wethu. UTata wethu.
HIP HIP… HOORAY


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