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17 JULY 2021, PRETORIA
PanSALB ENCOURAGES HUMANITY THROUGH INTERNATIONAL MANDELA DAY -2021
In acknowledging the former state president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world, the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) will tomorrow, 18 July 2021 join the globe to encourage the take action and inspire change campaign to make a difference in humanity.
This is to continue paying homage to the noble work and selfless sacrifices under his astute tutelage and advice.
The international Nelson Mandela Day was in 2009 in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom declared by the United Nations General Assembly to recognizes his values and dedication to the service of humanity.
This is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela’s values and legacy to encourage people to dedicate at least 67 minutes of their time to protect human rights.
This is a global movement for positive change, not only to recognize the individual power to make an imprint and change the world, but also to add value in fighting injustice within people and help in need and practicing reconciliation.
As the country faces the recent instability of unrest, which claimed hundreds of lives, this year’s commemoration aims to promote education and literacy, provide food and nutrition, shelter and sanitation, and allow active citizenship within people.
“PanSALB would like to join government and calls on all South Africans to contribute to the social and economic security of Africans, by living the value of our Constitution that provides for the right of all people living in our country, and the affirms democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom for all” said the acting chief executive officer of PanSALB, Mr Xolisa Tshongolo.
“As we all have witnessed the recent damages done to the country, it is important that we all know that it is within our hands to change the mindset and transform the world by fighting for social justice” added the acting CEO.
“PanSALB therefore encourage people to come together to fight not only poverty, but also to promote peace to be able to fight the scourge of Coronavirus that has impacted in many lives today. Let a Mandela Day be an everyday life and make a difference” concluded the acting CEO.