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Planting trees for Mandela Day (Cape Town)

Looks as though there are a few groups planting trees for Mandela Day. Greenpop are doing it in Cape Town. Good way to spend it I would say…

This Sunday 17 July, volunteers with green fingers are expected to gather at 11:00 a.m. at Rocklands Primary School in Mitchell’s Plain to plant a variety of indigenous and fruit trees in celebration of Mandela Day, which is the following day.

For 67 minutes, these volunteers will plant much-needed trees, symbolically paying tribute to the 67 years that Madiba spent working towards making South Africa a better place. The aim is to try plant 93 trees or more in this time – one for each year of Nelson Mandela’s inspiring life.

More details here. If you’d like to come along and join this celebration, please contact Misha on 076 848 7514 or email

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Mandela Day trees

On Monday 18th July, volunteers, University of KwaZulu-Natal students, Heifer International South Africa staff and community members will gather together to plant several hundred trees in celebration of Mandela Day and the brighter future farmers are creating for their families. Heifer is training local people and giving them chickens, vegetable seeds and fruit tree saplings so that they can grow their own food and sell any extra eggs and vegetables they produce.

Anyone interested in getting involved in this project or volunteering on Mandela Day can contact Magdalena on 031 7771374 or email.

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