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Whether you’re a born free or a veteran of the social changes that evolved from the ’94 election, you’re a South African and you know that in our rapidly progressing phoenix of a nation, actions speak undoubtedly louder than words. Despite the fact that the celebrated Mandela Day occurs just once a year, on the 18th of July, you should continually be asking yourself the question:

“What Can I do to make everyday a Mandela Day?”

The renowned Mandela Day Website inspired the world last week with positive calls-to-action that will continue to effect social change in South Africa in even the smallest of ways. Their #TIME2SERVE campaign has taken social media by storm and attaches itself to physical actions taken by individuals who dedicated 67 minutes towards something in South Africa that would have made Tata Madiba proud.

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“Nelson Mandela saw himself first and foremost as a servant of South Africa’s people to whom he owed a duty and whom he led by example…let us all emulate the servant leader we loved by all becoming servant leaders ourselves – Madiba changemakers!” encourages the Mandela Day Team.

#socialmedia #social change

With the advent of smartphones, mobile tablets, portable laptops and live streaming, “it’s in your hands to make a difference,” literally and figuratively in 2015. Contemporary South Africans can like, share and retweet inspiring social actions that have been created and joined, enter into the Mandela Day Community online; and effectively broaden and enhance the campaign at the touch of a button.

Confused about how to effect meaningful change, which actions to join and which to create?

“Start with what you are passionate about and where you know your actions will have a lasting impact,” insists Mandela Day online. They also provide a list of the top themes relevant to this year’s campaign:

  • Food security
  • Education & Literacy
  • Shelter & Infrastructure
  • Service & Volunteerism

Then share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, Instagram and Linked In and tag it appropriately: #TIME2SERVE #whatwouldmadibado #phoneixnation67.

67 Red Velvet Cupcakes

Noo Stuff Design Studio is passionate about baking, reaching out on Mandela Day, strong calls-to-action on social media and The Sarah Fox Children’s Hospital. We’re donating 67 red velvet cupcakes to the hardworking staff of Sarah Fox this week because we believe that they deserve to be celebrated for everything that they do.

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“It’s in your hands now…”